I'm looking for a utility (either stand-alone tool or IDE plugin) that uses a dialog to do something like the mockup I created ...

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Essentially what I want most is a tool that will allow me to fill-in-the-blanks for a javadoc comment, and take care of nicely formatting it. This is especially true for the paragraph multi-line comments. After that if it is smart enough to automatically extract member names to pre-populate the wizard that is a big plus. If it is open-source all the better, I would be pretty willing to help such a project in any way I can.

I would even be okay with a similar tool for other languages like C/C++ which could be forked for Java.


The CudaText editor has Python plugin API, it also can create such rich dialogs in plugin. So for sure you can create the plugin. You can ask for help at CudaText support forum, someone can do this plugin for donation. Java syntax is supported via addon.

  • Preftkp: Are you talking about a plugin to create dialogs? If so that is not what I am asking for. I am asking if anyone knows of a utility to create formatted block comments via a dialog window. – Mathew Ambrose Apr 14 '19 at 16:48
  • @MathewAmbrose Plugin can do both things. a) show dialog to ask user for params, b) insert JavaDoc to file. – RProgram Apr 18 '19 at 18:24

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