(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0)

ReflectionClass::getDocCommentGets doc comments


public string ReflectionClass::getDocComment ( void )

Gets doc comments from a class.


This function is currently not documented; only its argument list is available.


This function has no parameters.

Return Values

The doc comment if it exists, otherwise FALSE


Example #1 ReflectionClass::getDocComment() example

* A test class
* @param  foo bar
* @return baz
class TestClass { }

$rc = new ReflectionClass('TestClass');

The above example will output:

string(55) "/** 
* A test class
* @param  foo bar
* @return baz

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User Contributed Notes 2 notes

uramihsayibok, gmail, com
3 years ago
According to what I can find in the PHP (5.3.2) source code, getDocComment will return the doc comment as the parser found it.
The doc comment (T_DOC_COMMENT) must begin with a /** - that's two asterisks, not one. The comment continues until the first */. A normal multi-line comment /*...*/ (T_COMMENT) does not count as a doc comment.

The doc comment itself includes those five characters, so <?php substr($doccomment, 3, -2) ?> will get you what's inside. A call to trim() after is recommended.
joe dot scylla at gmail dot com
4 years ago
If you're using a bytecode cache like eAccelerator this method will return FALSE even if there is a properly formatted Docblock. It looks like the information required by this method gets stripped out by the bytecode cache.
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