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Documentation Look-up in External JavaScript Libraries


Besides common referential procedures and viewing JSDoc comments, you can also retrieve documentation for symbols defined in external JavaScript libraries and frameworks.

When this functionality is enabled, upon pressing Shift+F1 with the cursor positioned at the symbol in question, WebStorm invokes the corresponding link and opens the documentation page in the default WebStorm browser.

Enabling external JavaScript library lookup functionality

To enable the external JavaScript library lookup functionality

  1. Download the required libraries or frameworks.
  2. Configure the downloads as libraries at the WebStorm level.
  3. Specify links to external documentation.

Viewing documentation

To view documentation on a symbol defined in an external JavaScript library

  • Position the cursor at the symbol in question and choose View | External Documentation, or press Shift+F1.
Last modified: 29 November 2017

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