Configuration

Format

A configuration file is a free-form ASCII text file with a structure that is similar to that of a Makefile, default name Doxyfile. It is parsed by doxygen. The file may contain tabs and newlines for formatting purposes. The statements in the file are case-sensitive. Comments may be placed anywhere within the file (except within quotes). Comments begin with the # character and end at the end of the line.

The file essentially consists of a list of assignment statements. Each statement consists of a TAG_NAME written in capitals, followed by the = character and one or more values. If the same tag is assigned more than once, the last assignment overwrites any earlier assignment. For options that take a list as their argument, the += operator can be used instead of = to append new values to the list. Values are sequences of non-blanks. If the value should contain one or more blanks it must be surrounded by quotes ("..."). Multiple lines can be concatenated by inserting a backslash (\) as the last character of a line. Environment variables can be expanded using the pattern $(ENV_VARIABLE_NAME).

You can also include part of a configuration file from another configuration file using a @INCLUDE tag as follows:

@INCLUDE = config_file_name
The include file is searched in the current working directory. You can also specify a list of directories that should be searched before looking in the current working directory. Do this by putting a @INCLUDE_PATH tag with these paths before the @INCLUDE tag, e.g:
@INCLUDE_PATH = my_config_dir

The configuration options can be divided into several categories. Below is an alphabetical index of the tags that are recognized followed by the descriptions of the tags grouped by category.

General options

PROJECT_NAME
The PROJECT_NAME tag is a single word (or a sequence of words surrounded by double-quotes) that should identify the project for which the documentation is generated. This name is used in the title of most generated pages and in a few other places.

PROJECT_NUMBER
The PROJECT_NUMBER tag can be used to enter a project or revision number. This could be handy for archiving the generated documentation or if some version control system is used.

OUTPUT_DIRECTORY
The OUTPUT_DIRECTORY tag is used to specify the (relative or absolute) path into which the generated documentation will be written. If a relative path is entered, it will be relative to the location where doxygen was started. If left blank the current directory will be used.

OUTPUT_LANGUAGE
The OUTPUT_LANGUAGE tag is used to specify the language in which all documentation generated by doxygen is written. Doxygen will use this information to generate all constant output in the proper language. The default language is English, other supported languages are: Brazilian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish and Swedish.

EXTRACT_ALL
If the EXTRACT_ALL tag is set to YES doxygen will assume all entities in documentation are documented, even if no documentation was available. Private class members and static file members will be hidden unless the EXTRACT_PRIVATE and EXTRACT_STATIC tags are set to YES
Note:
This will also disable the warnings about undocumented members that are normally produced when WARNINGS is set to YES
EXTRACT_PRIVATE
If the EXTRACT_PRIVATE tag is set to YES all private members of a class will be included in the documentation.

EXTRACT_STATIC
If the EXTRACT_STATIC tag is set to YES all static members of a file will be included in the documentation.

EXTRACT_LOCAL_CLASSES
If the EXTRACT_LOCAL_CLASSES tag is set to YES classes (and structs) defined locally in source files will be included in the documentation. If set to NO only classes defined in header files are included. Does not have any effect for Java sources.

HIDE_UNDOC_MEMBERS
If the HIDE_UNDOC_MEMBERS tag is set to YES, doxygen will hide all undocumented members inside documented classes or files. If set to NO (the default) these members will be included in the various overviews, but no documentation section is generated. This option has no effect if EXTRACT_ALL is enabled.

HIDE_UNDOC_CLASSES
If the HIDE_UNDOC_CLASSESS tag is set to YES, doxygen will hide all undocumented classes. If set to NO (the default) these classes will be included in the various overviews. This option has no effect if EXTRACT_ALL is enabled.

HIDE_FRIEND_COMPOUNDS
If the HIDE_FRIEND_COMPOUNDS tag is set to YES, Doxygen will hide all friend (class|struct|union) declarations. If set to NO (the default) these declarations will be included in the documentation.

BRIEF_MEMBER_DESC
If the BRIEF_MEMBER_DESC tag is set to YES (the default) doxygen will include brief member descriptions after the members that are listed in the file and class documentation (similar to JavaDoc). Set to NO to disable this.

REPEAT_BRIEF
If the REPEAT_BRIEF tag is set to YES (the default) doxygen will prepend the brief description of a member or function before the detailed description
Note:
If both HIDE_UNDOC_MEMBERS and BRIEF_MEMBER_DESC are set to NO, the brief descriptions will be completely suppressed.
ALWAYS_DETAILED_SEC
If the ALWAYS_DETAILED_SEC and REPEAT_BRIEF tags are both set to YES then doxygen will generate a detailed section even if there is only a brief description.

INLINE_INHERITED_MEMB
If the INLINE_INHERITED_MEMB tag is set to YES, doxygen will show all inherited members of a class in the documentation of that class as if those members were ordinary class members. Constructors, destructors and assignment operators of the base classes will not be shown.

FULL_PATH_NAMES
If the FULL_PATH_NAMES tag is set to YES doxygen will prepend the full path before files name in the file list and in the header files. If set to NO the shortest path that makes the file name unique will be used

STRIP_FROM_PATH
If the FULL_PATH_NAMES tag is set to YES then the STRIP_FROM_PATH tag can be used to strip a user defined part of the path. Stripping is only done if one of the specified strings matches the left-hand part of the path.

INTERNAL_DOCS
The INTERNAL_DOCS tag determines if documentation that is typed after a \internal command is included. If the tag is set to NO (the default) then the documentation will be excluded. Set it to YES to include the internal documentation.

STRIP_CODE_COMMENTS
Setting the STRIP_CODE_COMMENTS tag to YES (the default) will instruct doxygen to hide any special comment blocks from generated source code fragments. Normal C and C++ comments will always remain visible.

CASE_SENSE_NAMES
If the CASE_SENSE_NAMES tag is set to NO (the default) then doxygen will only generate file names in lower case letters. If set to YES upper case letters are also allowed. This is useful if you have classes or files whose names only differ in case and if your file system supports case sensitive file names.

SHORT_NAMES
If the SHORT_NAMES tag is set to YES, doxygen will generate much shorter (but less readable) file names. This can be useful is your file systems doesn't support long names like on DOS, Mac, or CD-ROM.

HIDE_SCOPE_NAMES
If the HIDE_SCOPE_NAMES tag is set to NO (the default) then doxygen will show members with their full class and namespace scopes in the documentation. If set to YES the scope will be hidden.

VERBATIM_HEADERS
If the VERBATIM_HEADERS tag is set the YES (the default) then doxygen will generate a verbatim copy of the header file for each class for which an include is specified. Set to NO to disable this.
See also:
Section \class.
SHOW_INCLUDE_FILES
If the SHOW_INCLUDE_FILES tag is set to YES (the default) then doxygen will put list of the files that are included by a file in the documentation of that file.

JAVADOC_AUTOBRIEF
If the JAVADOC_AUTOBRIEF is set to YES then doxygen will interpret the first line (until the first dot) of a JavaDoc-style comment as the brief description. If set to NO (the default), the Javadoc-style will behave just like the Qt-style comments.

MULTILINE_CPP_IS_BRIEF
The MULTILINE_CPP_IS_BRIEF tag can be set to YES to make Doxygen treat a multi-line C++ special comment block (i.e. a block of //! or /// comments) as a brief description. This used to be the default behaviour. The new default is to treat a multi-line C++ comment block as a detailed description. Set this tag to YES if you prefer the old behaviour instead.

DETAILS_AT_TOP
If the DETAILS_AT_TOP tag is set to YES then Doxygen will output the detailed description near the top, like JavaDoc. If set to NO, the detailed description appears after the member documentation.

INHERIT_DOCS
If the INHERIT_DOCS tag is set to YES (the default) then an undocumented member inherits the documentation from any documented member that it reimplements.

INLINE_INFO
If the INLINE_INFO tag is set to YES (the default) then a tag [inline] is inserted in the documentation for inline members.

SORT_MEMBER_DOCS
If the SORT_MEMBER_DOCS tag is set to YES (the default) then doxygen will sort the (detailed) documentation of file and class members alphabetically by member name. If set to NO the members will appear in declaration order.

DISTRIBUTE_GROUP_DOC
If member grouping is used in the documentation and the DISTRIBUTE_GROUP_DOC tag is set to YES, then doxygen will reuse the documentation of the first member in the group (if any) for the other members of the group. By default all members of a group must be documented explicitly.

TAB_SIZE
the TAB_SIZE tag can be used to set the number of spaces in a tab. Doxygen uses this value to replace tabs by spaces in code fragments.

ENABLED_SECTIONS
The ENABLED_SECTIONS tag can be used to enable conditional documentation sections, marked by \if <section-label> ... \endif blocks.

GENERATE_TODOLIST
The GENERATE_TODOLIST tag can be used to enable (YES) or disable (NO) the todo list. This list is created by putting \todo commands in the documentation.

GENERATE_TESTLIST
The GENERATE_TESTLIST tag can be used to enable (YES) or disable (NO) the test list. This list is created by putting \test commands in the documentation.

GENERATE_BUGLIST
The GENERATE_BUGLIST tag can be used to enable (YES) or disable (NO) the bug list. This list is created by putting \bug commands in the documentation.

ALIASES
This tag can be used to specify a number of aliases that acts as commands in the documentation. An alias has the form
 name=value
For example adding
 "sideeffect=\par Side Effects:\n" 
will allow you to put the command \sideeffect (or @sideeffect) in the documentation, which will result in a user defined paragraph with heading "Side Effects:". You can put \n's in the value part of an alias to insert newlines.

MAX_INITIALIZER_LINES
The MAX_INITIALIZER_LINES tag determines the maximum number of lines that the initial value of a variable or define can be. If the initializer consists of more lines than specified here it will be hidden. Use a value of 0 to hide initializers completely. The appearance of the value of individual variables and defines can be controlled using \showinitializer or \hideinitializer command in the documentation.

OPTIMIZE_OUTPUT_FOR_C
Set the OPTIMIZE_OUTPUT_FOR_C tag to YES if your project consists of C sources only. Doxygen will then generate output that is more tailored for C. For instance some of the names that are used will be different. The list of all members will be omitted, etc.

OPTIMIZE_OUTPUT_JAVA
Set the OPTIMIZE_OUTPUT_JAVA tag to YES if your project consists of Java sources only. Doxygen will then generate output that is more tailored for Java. For instance namespaces will be presented as packages, qualified scopes will look different, etc.

SHOW_USED_FILES
Set the SHOW_USED_FILES tag to NO to disable the list of files generated at the bottom of the documentation of classes and structs. If set to YES the list will mention the files that were used to generate the documentation.

Options related to warning and progress messages

QUIET
The QUIET tag can be used to turn on/off the messages that are generated to standard output by doxygen. Possible values are YES and NO, where YES implies that the messages are off. If left blank NO is used.

WARNINGS
The WARNINGS tag can be used to turn on/off the warning messages that are generated to standard error by doxygen. Possible values are YES and NO, where YES implies that the warnings are on. If left blank NO is used.

Tip: Turn warnings on while writing the documentation.

WARN_IF_UNDOCUMENTED
If WARN_IF_UNDOCUMENTED is set to YES, then doxygen will generate warnings for undocumented members. If EXTRACT_ALL is set to YES then this flag will automatically be disabled.

WARN_FORMAT
The WARN_FORMAT tag determines the format of the warning messages that doxygen can produce. The string should contain the $file, $line, and $text tags, which will be replaced by the file and line number from which the warning originated and the warning text.

WARN_LOGFILE
The WARN_LOGFILE tag can be used to specify a file to which warning and error messages should be written. If left blank the output is written to stderr.

Input related options

INPUT
The INPUT tag is used to specify the files and/or directories that contain documented source files. You may enter file names like myfile.cpp or directories like /usr/src/myproject. Separate the files or directories with spaces.

Note: If this tag is empty the current directory is searched.

FILE_PATTERNS
If the value of the INPUT tag contains directories, you can use the FILE_PATTERNS tag to specify one or more wildcard patterns (like *.cpp and *.h ) to filter out the source-files in the directories. If left blank the following patterns are tested: .c *.cc *.cxx *.cpp *.c++ *.java *.ii *.ixx *.ipp *.i++ *.inl *.h *.hh *.hxx *.hpp .h++ *.idl *.odl

RECURSIVE
The RECURSIVE tag can be used to specify whether or not subdirectories should be searched for input files as well. Possible values are YES and NO. If left blank NO is used.

EXCLUDE
The EXCLUDE tag can be used to specify files and/or directories that should excluded from the INPUT source files. This way you can easily exclude a subdirectory from a directory tree whose root is specified with the INPUT tag.

EXCLUDE_SYMLINKS
The EXCLUDE_SYMLINKS tag can be used select whether or not files or directories that are symbolic links (a Unix filesystem feature) are excluded from the input.

EXCLUDE_PATTERNS
If the value of the INPUT tag contains directories, you can use the EXCLUDE_PATTERNS tag to specify one or more wildcard patterns to exclude certain files from those directories.

EXAMPLE_PATH
The EXAMPLE_PATH tag can be used to specify one or more files or directories that contain example code fragments that are included (see the \include command in section \include).

EXAMPLE_RECURSIVE
If the EXAMPLE_RECURSIVE tag is set to YES then subdirectories will be searched for input files to be used with the \include or \dontinclude commands irrespective of the value of the RECURSIVE tag. Possible values are YES and NO. If left blank NO is used.

EXAMPLE_PATTERNS
If the value of the EXAMPLE_PATH tag contains directories, you can use the EXAMPLE_PATTERNS tag to specify one or more wildcard pattern (like *.cpp and *.h) to filter out the source-files in the directories. If left blank all files are included.

IMAGE_PATH
The IMAGE_PATH tag can be used to specify one or more files or directories that contain images that are to be included in the documentation (see the \image command).

INPUT_FILTER
The INPUT_FILTER tag can be used to specify a program that doxygen should invoke to filter for each input file. Doxygen will invoke the filter program by executing (via popen()) the command:
 <filter> <input-file>

where <filter> is the value of the INPUT_FILTER tag, and <input-file> is the name of an input file. Doxygen will then use the output that the filter program writes to standard output.

FILTER_SOURCE_FILES
If the FILTER_SOURCE_FILES tag is set to YES, the input filter (if set using INPUT_FILTER ) will be used to filter the input files when producing source files to browse.

Source browsing related options

SOURCE_BROWSER
If the SOURCE_BROWSER tag is set to YES then a list of source files will be generated. Documented entities will be cross-referenced with these sources.

INLINE_SOURCES
Setting the INLINE_SOURCES tag to YES will include the body of functions, classes and enums directly into the documentation.

REFERENCED_BY_RELATION
If the REFERENCED_BY_RELATION tag is set to YES (the default) then for each documented function all documented functions referencing it will be listed.

REFERENCES_RELATION
If the REFERENCES_RELATION tag is set to YES (the default) then for each documented function all documented entities called/used by that function will be listed.

Alphabetical index options

ALPHABETICAL_INDEX
If the ALPHABETICAL_INDEX tag is set to YES, an alphabetical index of all compounds will be generated. Enable this if the project contains a lot of classes, structs, unions or interfaces.

COLS_IN_ALPHA_INDEX
If the alphabetical index is enabled (see ALPHABETICAL_INDEX) then the COLS_IN_ALPHA_INDEX tag can be used to specify the number of columns in which this list will be split (can be a number in the range [1..20])

IGNORE_PREFIX
In case all classes in a project start with a common prefix, all classes will be put under the same header in the alphabetical index. The IGNORE_PREFIX tag can be used to specify a prefix (or a list of prefixes) that should be ignored while generating the index headers.

HTML related options

GENERATE_HTML
If the GENERATE_HTML tag is set to YES (the default) doxygen will generate HTML output

HTML_OUTPUT
The HTML_OUTPUT tag is used to specify where the HTML docs will be put. If a relative path is entered the value of OUTPUT_DIRECTORY will be put in front of it. If left blank `html' will be used as the default path.

HTML_FILE_EXTENSION
The HTML_FILE_EXTENSION tag can be used to specify the file extension for each generated HTML page (for example: .htm, .php, .asp). If it is left blank doxygen will generate files with .html extension.

HTML_HEADER
The HTML_HEADER tag can be used to specify a user defined HTML header file for each generated HTML page. To get valid HTML the header file should contain at least a <HTML> and a <BODY> tag, but it is good idea to include the style sheet that is generated by doxygen as well. Minimal example:
  <HTML>
    <HEAD>
      <TITLE>My title</TITLE>
      <LINK HREF="doxygen.css" REL="stylesheet" TYPE="text/css">
    </HEAD>
    <BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF">
If the tag is left blank doxygen will generate a standard header.

The following commands have a special meaning inside the header: $title, $datetime, $date, $doxygenversion, $projectname, $projectnumber. Doxygen will replace them by respectively the title of the page, the current date and time, only the current date, the version number of doxygen, the project name (see PROJECT_NAME), or the project number (see PROJECT_NUMBER).

See also section Doxygen usage for information on how to generate the default header that doxygen normally uses.

HTML_FOOTER
The HTML_FOOTER tag can be used to specify a user defined HTML footer for each generated HTML page. To get valid HTML the header file should contain at least a </BODY> and a </HTML> tag. A minimal example:
    </BODY>
  </HTML>
If the tag is left blank doxygen will generate a standard footer.

The following commands have a special meaning inside the header: $title, $datetime, $date, $doxygenversion, $projectname, $projectnumber. Doxygen will replace them by respectively the title of the page, the current date and time, only the current date, the version number of doxygen, the project name (see PROJECT_NAME), or the project number (see PROJECT_NUMBER).

See also section Doxygen usage for information on how to generate the default footer that doxygen normally uses.

HTML_STYLESHEET
The HTML_STYLESHEET tag can be used to specify a user defined cascading style sheet that is used by each HTML page. It can be used to fine-tune the look of the HTML output. If the tag is left blank doxygen will generate a default style sheet.

See also section Doxygen usage for information on how to generate the style sheet that doxygen normally uses.

HTML_ALIGN_MEMBERS
If the HTML_ALIGN_MEMBERS tag is set to YES, the members of classes, files or namespaces will be aligned in HTML using tables. If set to NO a bullet list will be used.

Note: Setting this tag to NO will become obsolete in the future, since I only intent to support and test the aligned representation.

GENERATE_HTMLHELP
If the GENERATE_HTMLHELP tag is set to YES then doxygen generates three additional HTML index files: index.hhp, index.hhc, and index.hhk. The index.hhp is a project file that can be read by Microsoft's HTML Help Workshop on Windows.

The HTML Help Workshop contains a compiler that can convert all HTML output generated by doxygen into a single compressed HTML file (.chm). Compressed HTML files are now used as the Windows 98 help format, and will replace the old Windows help format (.hlp) on all Windows platforms in the future. Compressed HTML files also contain an index, a table of contents, and you can search for words in the documentation (which basically renders doxysearch obsolete on Windows). The HTML workshop also contains a viewer for compressed HTML files.

CHM_FILE
If the GENERATE_HTMLHELP tag is set to YES, the CHM_FILE tag can be used to specify the file name of the resulting .chm file. You can add a path in front of the file if the result should not be written to the html output dir.

HHC_LOCATION
If the GENERATE_HTMLHELP tag is set to YES, the HHC_LOCATION tag can be used to specify the location (absolute path including file name) of the HTML help compiler (hhc.exe). If non empty doxygen will try to run the html help compiler on the generated index.hhp.

GENERATE_CHI
If the GENERATE_HTMLHELP tag is set to YES, the GENERATE_CHI flag controls if a separate .chi index file is generated (YES) or that it should be included in the master .chm file (NO).

BINARY_TOC
If the GENERATE_HTMLHELP tag is set to YES, the BINARY_TOC flag controls whether a binary table of contents is generated (YES) or a normal table of contents (NO) in the .chm file.

TOC_EXPAND
The TOC_EXPAND flag can be set to YES to add extra items for group members to the table of contents of the HTML help documentation and to the tree view.

DISABLE_INDEX
If you want full control over the layout of the generated HTML pages it might be necessary to disable the index and replace it with your own. The DISABLE_INDEX tag can be used to turn on/off the condensed index at top of each page. A value of NO (the default) enables the index and the value YES disables it.

ENUM_VALUES_PER_LINE
This tag can be used to set the number of enum values (range [1..20]) that doxygen will group on one line in the generated HTML documentation.

GENERATE_TREEVIEW
If the GENERATE_TREEVIEW tag is set to YES, a side pannel will be generated containing a tree-like index structure (just like the one that is generated for HTML Help). For this to work a browser that supports JavaScript and frames is required (for instance Netscape 4.0+ or Internet explorer 4.0+).

TREEVIEW_WIDTH
If the treeview is enabled (see GENERATE_TREEVIEW) then this tag can be used to set the initial width (in pixels) of the frame in which the tree is shown.

LaTeX related options

GENERATE_LATEX
If the GENERATE_LATEX tag is set to YES (the default) doxygen will generate output.

LATEX_OUTPUT
The LATEX_OUTPUT tag is used to specify where the docs will be put. If a relative path is entered the value of OUTPUT_DIRECTORY will be put in front of it. If left blank `latex' will be used as the default path.

LATEX_CMD_NAME
The LATEX_CMD_NAME tag can be used to specify the LaTeX command name to be invoked. If left blank `latex' will be used as the default command name.

MAKEINDEX_CMD_NAME
The MAKEINDEX_CMD_NAME tag can be used to specify the command name to generate index for LaTeX. If left blank `makeindex' will be used as the default command name.

COMPACT_LATEX
If the COMPACT_LATEX tag is set to YES doxygen generates more compact documents. This may be useful for small projects and may help to save some trees in general.

PAPER_TYPE
The PAPER_TYPE tag can be used to set the paper type that is used by the printer. Possible values are: If left blank a4wide will be used.

EXTRA_PACKAGES
The EXTRA_PACKAGES tag can be used to specify one or more package names that should be included in the output. To get the times font for instance you can specify
EXTRA_PACKAGES = times
If left blank no extra packages will be included.

LATEX_HEADER
The LATEX_HEADER tag can be used to specify a personal header for the generated document. The header should contain everything until the first chapter.

If it is left blank doxygen will generate a standard header. See section Doxygen usage for information on how to let doxygen write the default header to a separate file.

Note:
Only use a user defined header if you know what you are doing!
The following commands have a special meaning inside the header: $title, $datetime, $date, $doxygenversion, $projectname, $projectnumber. Doxygen will replace them by respectively the title of the page, the current date and time, only the current date, the version number of doxygen, the project name (see PROJECT_NAME), or the project number (see PROJECT_NUMBER).

PDF_HYPERLINKS
If the PDF_HYPERLINKS tag is set to YES, the that is generated is prepared for conversion to PDF (using ps2pdf). The PDF file will contain links (just like the HTML output) instead of page references. This makes the output suitable for online browsing using a PDF viewer.

USE_PDFLATEX
If the LATEX_PDFLATEX tag is set to YES, doxygen will use pdflatex to generate the PDF file directly from the files.

LATEX_BATCHMODE
If the LATEX_BATCHMODE tag is set to YES, doxygen will add the \batchmode. command to the generated files. This will instruct to keep running if errors occur, instead of asking the user for help. This option is also used when generating formulas in HTML.

RTF related options

GENERATE_RTF
If the GENERATE_RTF tag is set to YES doxygen will generate RTF output. The RTF output is optimised for Word 97 and may not look too pretty with other readers/editors.

RTF_OUTPUT
The RTF_OUTPUT tag is used to specify where the RTF docs will be put. If a relative path is entered the value of OUTPUT_DIRECTORY will be put in front of it. If left blank rtf will be used as the default path.

COMPACT_RTF
If the COMPACT_RTF tag is set to YES doxygen generates more compact RTF documents. This may be useful for small projects and may help to save some trees in general.

RTF_HYPERLINKS
If the RTF_HYPERLINKS tag is set to YES, the RTF that is generated will contain hyperlink fields. The RTF file will contain links (just like the HTML output) instead of page references. This makes the output suitable for online browsing using Word or some other Word compatible reader that support those fields.
note:
WordPad (write) and others do not support links.
RTF_STYLESHEET_FILE
Load stylesheet definitions from file. Syntax is similar to doxygen's config file, i.e. a series of assigments. You only have to provide replacements, missing definitions are set to their default value.

See also section Doxygen usage for information on how to generate the default style sheet that doxygen normally uses.

RTF_EXTENSIONS_FILE
Set optional variables used in the generation of an RTF document. Syntax is similar to doxygen's config file. A template extensions file can be generated using doxygen -e rtf extensionFile.

Man page related options

GENERATE_MAN
If the GENERATE_MAN tag is set to YES (the default) doxygen will generate man pages for classes and files.

MAN_OUTPUT
The MAN_OUTPUT tag is used to specify where the man pages will be put. If a relative path is entered the value of OUTPUT_DIRECTORY will be put in front of it. If left blank `man' will be used as the default path. A directory man3 will be created inside the directory specified by MAN_OUTPUT.

MAN_EXTENSION
The MAN_EXTENSION tag determines the extension that is added to the generated man pages (default is the subroutine's section .3)

MAN_LINKS
If the MAN_LINKS tag is set to YES and doxygen generates man output, then it will generate one additional man file for each entity documented in the real man page(s). These additional files only source the real man page, but without them the man command would be unable to find the correct page. The default is NO.

XML related options

GENERATE_XML
If the GENERATE_XML tag is set to YES Doxygen will generate an XML file that captures the structure of the code including all documentation.

XML_SCHEMA
The XML_SCHEMA tag can be used to specify an XML schema, which can be used by a validating XML parser to check the syntax of the XML files.

XML_DTD
The XML_DTD tag can be used to specify an XML DTD, which can be used by a validating XML parser to check the syntax of the XML files.

Preprocessor related options

ENABLE_PREPROCESSING
If the ENABLE_PREPROCESSING tag is set to YES (the default) doxygen will evaluate all C-preprocessor directives found in the sources and include files.

MACRO_EXPANSION
If the MACRO_EXPANSION tag is set to YES doxygen will expand all macro names in the source code. If set to NO (the default) only conditional compilation will be performed. Macro expansion can be done in a controlled way by setting EXPAND_ONLY_PREDEF to YES.

EXPAND_ONLY_PREDEF
If the EXPAND_ONLY_PREDEF and MACRO_EXPANSION tags are both set to YES then the macro expansion is limited to the macros specified with the PREDEFINED and EXPAND_AS_DEFINED tags.

SEARCH_INCLUDES
If the SEARCH_INCLUDES tag is set to YES (the default) the includes files in the INCLUDE_PATH (see below) will be searched if a #include is found.

INCLUDE_PATH
The INCLUDE_PATH tag can be used to specify one or more directories that contain include files that are not input files but should be processed by the preprocessor.

PREDEFINED
The PREDEFINED tag can be used to specify one or more macro names that are defined before the preprocessor is started (similar to the -D option of gcc). The argument of the tag is a list of macros of the form: name or name=definition (no spaces). If the definition and the "=" are omitted, "=1" is assumed.

EXPAND_AS_DEFINED
If the MACRO_EXPANSION and EXPAND_ONLY_PREDEF tags are set to YES then this tag can be used to specify a list of macro names that should be expanded. The macro definition that is found in the sources will be used. Use the PREDEFINED tag if you want to use a different macro definition.

SKIP_FUNCTION_MACROS
If the SKIP_FUNCTION_MACROS tag is set to YES (the default) then doxygen's preprocessor will remove all function-like macros that are alone on a line, have an all uppercase name, and do not end with a semicolon. Such function macros are typically used for boiler-plate code, and will confuse the parser if not removed.

External reference options

TAGFILES
The TAGFILES tag can be used to specify one or more tagfiles.

See section Doxytag usage for more information about the usage of tag files.

Optionally an initial location of the external documentation can be added for each tagfile. The format of a tag file without this location is as follows:

TAGFILES = file1 file2 ... 
Adding location for the tag files is done as follows:
TAGFILES = file1=loc1 "file2 = loc2" ... 
where loc1 and loc2 can be relative or absolute paths or URLs, If a location is present for each tag, the installdox tool (see section Installdox usage for more information) does not have to be run to correct the links.
Note:
Each tag file must have a unique name (where the name does not include the path) If a tag file is not located in the directory in which doxygen is run, you must also specify the path to the tagfile here.
GENERATE_TAGFILE
When a file name is specified after GENERATE_TAGFILE, doxygen will create a tag file that is based on the input files it reads. See section Doxytag usage for more information about the usage of tag files.

ALLEXTERNALS
If the ALLEXTERNALS tag is set to YES all external class will be listed in the class index. If set to NO only the inherited external classes will be listed.

EXTERNAL_GROUPS
If the EXTERNAL_GROUPS tag is set to YES all external groups will be listed in the modules index. If set to NO, only the current project's groups will be listed.

PERL_PATH
The PERL_PATH should be the absolute path and name of the perl script interpreter (i.e. the result of `which perl').

Dot options

CLASS_DIAGRAMS
If the CLASS_DIAGRAMS tag is set to YES (the default) doxygen will generate a class diagram (in HTML and ) for classes with base or super classes. Setting the tag to NO turns the diagrams off. Note that this option is superceded by the HAVE_DOT option below. This is only a fallback. It is recommended to install and use dot, since it yield more powerful graphs.

HAVE_DOT
If you set the HAVE_DOT tag to YES then doxygen will assume the dot tool is available from the path. This tool is part of Graphviz, a graph visualization toolkit from AT&T and Lucent Bell Labs. The other options in this section have no effect if this option is set to NO (the default)

CLASS_GRAPH
If the CLASS_GRAPH and HAVE_DOT tags are set to YES then doxygen will generate a graph for each documented class showing the direct and indirect inheritance relations. Setting this tag to YES will force the the CLASS_DIAGRAMS tag to NO.

COLLABORATION_GRAPH
If the COLLABORATION_GRAPH and HAVE_DOT tags are set to YES then doxygen will generate a graph for each documented class showing the direct and indirect implementation dependencies (inheritance, containment, and class references variables) of the class with other documented classes.

TEMPLATE_RELATIONS
If the TEMPLATE_RELATIONS and HAVE_DOT tags are set to YES then doxygen will show the relations between templates and their instances.

HIDE_UNDOC_RELATIONS
If set to YES, the inheritance and collaboration graphs will hide inheritance and usage relations if the target is undocumented or is not a class.

INCLUDE_GRAPH
If the ENABLE_PREPROCESSING, SEARCH_INCLUDES, INCLUDE_GRAPH, and HAVE_DOT tags are set to YES then doxygen will generate a graph for each documented file showing the direct and indirect include dependencies of the file with other documented files.

INCLUDED_BY_GRAPH
If the ENABLE_PREPROCESSING, SEARCH_INCLUDES, INCLUDED_BY_GRAPH, and HAVE_DOT tags are set to YES then doxygen will generate a graph for each documented header file showing the documented files that directly or indirectly include this file.

GRAPHICAL_HIERARCHY
If the GRAPHICAL_HIERARCHY and HAVE_DOT tags are set to YES then doxygen will graphical hierarchy of all classes instead of a textual one.

DOT_IMAGE_FORMAT
The DOT_IMAGE_FORMAT tag can be used to set the image format of the images generated by dot. Possible values are gif, jpg, and png. If left blank gif will be used.

DOT_PATH
This tag can be used to specify the path where the dot tool can be found. If left blank, it is assumed the dot tool can be found on the path.

DOTFILE_DIRS
This tag can be used to specify one or more directories that contain dot files that are included in the documentation (see the \dotfile command).

MAX_DOT_GRAPH_HEIGHT
The MAX_DOT_GRAPH_HEIGHT tag can be used to set the maximum allows height (in pixels) of the graphs generated by dot. If a graph becomes larger than this value, doxygen will try to truncate the graph, so that it fits within the specified constraint. Beware that most browsers cannot cope with very large images.

MAX_DOT_GRAPH_WIDTH
The MAX_DOT_GRAPH_WIDTH tag can be used to set the maximum allowed width (in pixels) of the graphs generated by dot. If a graph becomes larger than this value, doxygen will try to truncate the graph, so that it fits within the specified constraint. Beware that most browsers cannot cope with very large images.

GENERATE_LEGEND
If the GENERATE_LEGEND tag is set to YES (the default) doxygen will generate a legend page explaining the meaning of the various boxes and arrows in the dot generated graphs.

DOT_CLEANUP
This tag can be used to cleanup any mess DOT left behind. If left blank, "NO" is assumed.

Search engine options

SEARCHENGINE
The SEARCHENGINE tag specifies whether or not a search should be used. Possible values are YES and NO. If set to NO or left blank, the values of all other tags in this section will be ignored.

CGI_NAME
The CGI_NAME tag should be the name of the CGI script that starts the search engine (doxysearch) with the correct parameters. A script with this name will be generated by doxygen.

CGI_URL
The CGI_URL tag should be the absolute URL to the directory where the cgi binaries are located. See the documentation of your HTTP daemon for details.

DOC_URL
The DOC_URL tag should be the absolute URL to the directory where the documentation is located. If left blank the absolute path to the documentation, with file:// prepended to it, will be used. This is correct for local viewing only.

DOC_ABSPATH
The DOC_ABSPATH tag should be the absolute path to the directory where the documentation is located. If left blank the directory on the local machine will be used.

BIN_ABSPATH
The BIN_ABSPATH tag must point to the directory where the doxysearch binary is installed.

EXT_DOC_PATHS
The EXT_DOC_PATHS tag can be used to specify one or more paths to documentation generated for other projects. This allows doxysearch to search the documentation for these projects as well. All paths must be absolute.

Examples

Suppose you have a simple project consisting of two files: a source file example.cc and a header file example.h. Then a minimal configuration file is as simple as:

INPUT            = example.cc example.h

Assuming the example makes use of Qt classes and perl is located in /usr/bin, a more realistic configuration file would be:

PROJECT_NAME     = Example
INPUT            = example.cc example.h
WARNINGS         = YES
TAGFILES         = qt.tag
PERL_PATH        = /usr/bin/perl
SEARCHENGINE     = NO

To generate the documentation for the QdbtTabular package I have used the following configuration file:

PROJECT_NAME     = QdbtTabular
OUTPUT_DIRECTORY = html
WARNINGS         = YES
INPUT            = examples/examples.doc src
FILE_PATTERNS    = *.cc *.h
INCLUDE_PATH     = examples
TAGFILES         = qt.tag
PERL_PATH        = /usr/local/bin/perl
SEARCHENGINE     = YES
CGI_NAME         = search.cgi
CGI_URL          = http://www.stack.nl/~dimitri/cgi-bin
DOC_URL          = http://www.stack.nl/~dimitri/qdbttabular
DOC_ABSPATH      = /home/dimitri/.html/qdbttabular
BIN_ABSPATH      = /home/dimitri/bin

To regenerate the Qt-1.44 documentation from the sources, you could use the following config file:

PROJECT_NAME         = Qt
OUTPUT_DIRECTORY     = qt_docs
HIDE_UNDOC_MEMBERS   = YES
HIDE_UNDOC_CLASSES   = YES
ENABLE_PREPROCESSING = YES
MACRO_EXPANSION      = YES
EXPAND_ONLY_PREDEF   = YES
SEARCH_INCLUDES      = YES
FULL_PATH_NAMES      = YES
STRIP_FROM_PATH      = $(QTDIR)/
PREDEFINED           = USE_TEMPLATECLASS Q_EXPORT= \
                       QArrayT:=QArray \
                       QListT:=QList \
                       QDictT:=QDict \
                       QQueueT:=QQueue \
                       QVectorT:=QVector \
                       QPtrDictT:=QPtrDict \
                       QIntDictT:=QIntDict \
                       QStackT:=QStack \
                       QDictIteratorT:=QDictIterator \
                       QListIteratorT:=QListIterator \
                       QCacheT:=QCache \
                       QCacheIteratorT:=QCacheIterator \
                       QIntCacheT:=QIntCache \
                       QIntCacheIteratorT:=QIntCacheIterator \
                       QIntDictIteratorT:=QIntDictIterator \
                       QPtrDictIteratorT:=QPtrDictIterator
INPUT                = $(QTDIR)/doc \
                       $(QTDIR)/src/widgets \
                       $(QTDIR)/src/kernel \
                       $(QTDIR)/src/dialogs \
                       $(QTDIR)/src/tools
FILE_PATTERNS        = *.cpp *.h q*.doc
INCLUDE_PATH         = $(QTDIR)/include 
RECURSIVE            = YES

For the Qt-2.1 sources I recommend to use the following settings:

PROJECT_NAME          = Qt
PROJECT_NUMBER        = 2.1
HIDE_UNDOC_MEMBERS    = YES
HIDE_UNDOC_CLASSES    = YES
SOURCE_BROWSER        = YES
INPUT                 = $(QTDIR)/src
FILE_PATTERNS         = *.cpp *.h q*.doc
RECURSIVE             = YES
EXCLUDE_PATTERNS      = *codec.cpp moc_* */compat/* */3rdparty/*
ALPHABETICAL_INDEX    = YES
COLS_IN_ALPHA_INDEX   = 3
IGNORE_PREFIX         = Q
ENABLE_PREPROCESSING  = YES
MACRO_EXPANSION       = YES
INCLUDE_PATH          = $(QTDIR)/include
PREDEFINED            = Q_PROPERTY(x)= \
                        Q_OVERRIDE(x)= \
                        Q_EXPORT= \
                        Q_ENUMS(x)= \
                        "QT_STATIC_CONST=static const " \
                        _WS_X11_ \
                        INCLUDE_MENUITEM_DEF
EXPAND_ONLY_PREDEF    = YES
EXPAND_AS_DEFINED     = Q_OBJECT_FAKE Q_OBJECT ACTIVATE_SIGNAL_WITH_PARAM \
                        Q_VARIANT_AS

Here doxygen's preprocessor is used to substitute some macro names that are normally substituted by the C preprocessor, but without doing full macro expansion.


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