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Getting Started With PHPDoc

26th January 2009 - 6 minutes read time

If you followed the tutorial on installing PHPDoc then you are probably wondering how to get started actually writing the documentation. PHPDoc will parse all the files given to it and look for comment blocks, it will then use these blocks to create the documentation for your application. A valid PHPDoc comment block must start with a '/**', have a '*' on every line and finish with '*/'. The comment must appear before the section that is being commented upon and any lines within the comment without a '*' will be ignored by the parser.

To create some sample documentation we will use the following useless class.

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