Javadoc To CHM is a Python tool that generates Microsoft HTML Help projects
files from a Javadoc documentation. It generates the project file
(.HHP), the contents file (.HHC) and the index file (.HHK). After
having generated the HTML project files,
Jd2chm invokes the Microsoft
HTML Help Compiler (
hhc.exe) with the project file (.HHP) as
parameter in order to build the Compiled HTML file (.CHM).
Although still relevant, this article is about jd2chm until version 0.3. More recent versions of jd2chm are available on GitHub.
- Product Name: JavadocToCHM (a.k.a. jd2chm)
- Version: 0.3
- Operating System: Win32
- Date: 06/18/2004
- License: Open Source, MIT License
- Download binaries: jd2chm_exe_03.zip
- Download sources: jd2chm_py_03.zip
Notes About Jd2chm Version 0.3
Jd2chm 0.3 does not have a documentation other than the following sections. You can also access the slightly outdated jd2chm 2.0 documentation, jd2chm_doc.html, or jd2chm02.pdf. Feel free to contact the author if you have any question.
Jd2chm 0.3 includes many improvements. Here is a brief list of the new Jd2chm features and improvements:
- Distributed in two formats:
- The executable version was prepared with the McMillan Installer. See section Resources for related resources.
- Script compatible with Python 2.2 and 2.3.
- Performance improvement: the parsing does not use any more the HTML parser but only regular expressions.
- The Microsoft HTML Help Compiler is required (see Javadoc To CHM Resources).
- Detection of the Microsoft HTML compiler.
- Starts automatically the CHM compilation.
- Moving the full JDK Javadoc API to a temporary directory is not needed any more.
- Tested successfully against the Javadoc APIs from both J2SE 1.4.2 and J2SE 1.5.0 Beta 2.
- The CHM Table of Contents is generated as binary for performance purpose, but the icons used can only be the default one.
- The CHM Table of Contents includes the methods (was limited to the Java classes until version 0.2).
- Addition of the non public inner classes in the Table of Contents.
- Light logging implementation.
- The CHM files generated may be open on Linux with xCHM.
- Download either the python script package jd2chm_py_03.zip or the executable package jd2chm_exe_03.zip.
- To install the script package, extract the 2 files from jd2chm_py_03.zip and copy them into a directory included in your PATH.
- To install the script package, extract the executable file from jd2chm_exe_03.zip and copy this file into a directory included in your PATH.
- Open a command line in a Javadoc API directory.
- Type jd2chm followed by ENTER.
- Enter prompted informations, as in the following example:
C:\javadoc\beanshell>jd2chm jd2chm Version 0.3 Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Andre Burgaud http://www.burgaud.com The project name will be given to: - The HTML Help project files (.HHP, .HHK, .HHC) - To the final CHM file Enter the project name: bsh The project title will be assign to the CHM window Enter the project title: "Beanshell API" [11-08-2005 14:21:44] INFO Starts building the project [11-08-2005 14:21:44] INFO Project: bsh [11-08-2005 14:21:44] INFO Title: "Beanshell API" ...
Running the script with the option -h will display the usage.
|jd2chm_py_03.zip||Python script Jd2chm (requires Python 2.2 or greater)|
|jd2chm_exe_03.zip||Jd2chm in binary format (does not require Python to be installed on your machine)|
|jd2chm02.zip||Jd2chm Version 0.2|
|jd2chm01.zip||Jd2chm Version 0.1|
- jd2chm_doc.html Jd2chm 0.2 documentation (HTML).
- jd2chm02.pdf Jd2chm 0.2 documentation (PDF).
- Similarly to jd2chm, javadoc to chm conversion converts Javadoc from HTML to CHM.
- You can download the full JDK documents and Java tutorials in CHM format from Franck Allimant's web site Java documentations in Windows Help format.
- Reading CHM documents on UNIX/Linux and Mac OS X is now possible with xCHM.
- Microsoft HTML Help Workshop.
- Microsoft HTML Help Workshop Documentation.
- McMillan Installer is no more maintained by its original author, but has become PyInstaller. The latest versions of the original McMillan Installer are still available from the Download section of PyInstaller home page.
- Java is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and certain other countries.