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Annotation Description Aliases
Comment range Comment range
Description Description of the documented item
@access Access of the documented item
@alias Whether the documented item is an alias of another item
@author Author of the documented item
@content Whether the documented mixin uses the @content directive
@deprecated Whether the documented item is deprecated
@example Example for the documented item
@group Group the documented item belongs to
@ignore Ignored content
@link Link related to the documented item @source
@name Name of the documented item
@output Output from the documented mixin
@parameter Parameters from the documented mixin or function @param, @arg, @argument
@property Property of the documented map @prop
@require Requirements from the documented item @requires
@return Return from the documented function @returns
@see Resource related to the documented item
@since Changelog for the documented item
@throw Exceptions raised by the documented item @throws, @exception
@todo Things to do related to the documented item
@type Describes the type of a variable

Note: remember that you can define annotations at a file level rather than on specific items, which can happen to be very useful when all items from a file share some traits (author, group, and so on...). To do so, please refer to File-level Annotations.

Comment Range

Each annotated comment will include a commentRange object like so:

{
  start: 1,
  end: 3,
}

… representing the start and end of the comment.

Description

Describes the documented item.

Example

/// Here is the description
/// On several lines if you will

Extra notes

  • Parsed as Markdown.*
  • Comes on top of a comment, before any annotation.

@access

Attribute Value
Description Defines the access of the documented item
Multiple false
Default public
Aliases
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes Either public or private.

Example

/// @access private

/// @access public

@alias

Attribute Value
Description Defines if the documented item is an alias of another item
Multiple false
Default
Aliases
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins, variables
Extra notes The other item will automatically have a key named aliased containing the name of aliases.

Example

/// @alias other-item

@author

Attribute Value
Description Describes the author of the documented item
Multiple true
Default
Aliases
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes Parsed as Markdown.*

Example

/// @author Author's name

@content

Attribute Value
Description Describes the usage of @content Sass directive in the documented mixin
Multiple false
Default
Aliases
Autofilled true
Allowed on mixins
Extra notes Parsed as Markdown.*

Example

/// @content [Description]

@deprecated

Attribute Value
Description Defines if the documented item is deprecated
Multiple false
Default
Aliases
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes Parsed as Markdown.*
Message is optional.

Example

/// @deprecated

/// @deprecated Deprecation related message

@example

Attribute Value
Description Describes a use case for the documented item, with a given language and description if specified
Multiple true
Default
Aliases
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes Lines starting with @ need to be indented to work correctly.
First word on the same line as @example is the language for syntax highlighting.
Currently supported languages: css, scss, markup, javascript. New languages on demand.
Everything but the first word on the same line as @example is the description.
Hyphen before description is optional.
Description is parsed as Markdown.*

Example

/// @example
///   4 + 2 = 8
///   4 / 2 = 2
///
/// @example scss - Clamp function
///   clamp(42, $min: 13, $max: 37)
///   // 37

Tip! In order to prevent any issue with lines starting with @, it is highly recommended — yet not mandatory — to always indent the content of an @example annotation.

@group

Attribute Value
Description Defines to which group (if any) the documented item belongs
Multiple false
Default undefined
Aliases
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes Groups define the way items are displayed in SassDoc’s default theme.
Groups can be aliased for friendly names from the configuration (more infos).

Example

/// @group helpers

@ignore

Attribute Value
Description Defines a line which won’t be documented
Multiple true
Default
Aliases
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes

Example

/// @ignore Message
Attribute Value
Description Describes a link
Multiple true
Default
Aliases @source
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes Caption is optional.

Example

/// @link http://some.url
/// @link http://some.url Optional caption

@name

Attribute Value
Description Provide a custom name for the documented item
Multiple false
Default item.context.name
Aliases
Autofilled true
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes Only useful when wanting to override the self parsed name.

Example

/// @name message-[error|warning|success|info]

@output

Attribute Value
Description Provide a description of what’s being printed by the mixin
Multiple false
Default
Aliases @outputs
Autofilled false
Allowed on mixins
Extra notes Parsed as Markdown.*

Example

/// @output Description

@parameter

Attribute Value
Description Describes a parameter of the documented item
Multiple true
Default
Aliases @arg, @argument, @param
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins
Extra notes Default value is optional.
Description is optional. Hyphen before description is optional.
Description is parsed as Markdown.*
Multiple types should be separated by pipes (|).

Example

/// @param {type} $name
/// @param {type | othertype} $name
/// @param {type} $name - description
/// @param {type} $name [default value] - description

@property

Attribute Value
Description Document maps properties, use the dot notation to signify nesting
Multiple true
Default
Aliases @prop
Autofilled false
Allowed on variables
Extra notes Description is parsed as Markdown.*
If {Type} is omitted, it will default to Map to make it more convenient for nested maps.

Example

/// @prop {Type} base.default [default] - description

@require

Attribute Value
Description Defines if the documented item requires any other item
Multiple true
Default
Aliases @requires
Autofilled true
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes Type is optional; default type is function. Can be either function, mixin, variable or placeholder.
If {type} is variable, then the $ sign before the variable name is optional. Alongside if there is a $ sign before the item name, then the {variable} type is optional.
If {type} is placeholder, then the % sign before the placeholder name is optional. Alongside if there is a % sign before the item name, then the {placeholder} type is optional.
Description is optional. Hyphen before description is optional.
Description is parsed as Markdown.*
Link is optional.
Item name can contain ::, :, . and/or / when item is from an external resource.
Link is used as a link if present, else it tries to link to an inner item, else it doesn’t have a link.
The other item will automatically have a key named usedBy containing the name of function requiring it.

Example

/// @require item
/// @require {type} item
/// @require {type} item - description
/// @require {type} item description
/// @require {type} item <link>
/// @require {type} item description <link>

@return

Attribute Value
Description Describes the return statement of the documented function
Multiple false
Default
Aliases @returns
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions
Extra notes Description is optional. Hyphen before description is optional.
Description is parsed as Markdown.*
Multiple types must be separated by pipes (|).

Example

/// @return {type}

/// @return {type | othertype}

/// @return {type} description

@see

Attribute Value
Description Describes an item that is somehow related to the documented item (to describe a dependency, authors should use @require instead)
Multiple true
Default
Aliases
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes Type is optional; default type is function. Can be either function, mixin, variable or placeholder.
If {type} is variable, then the $ sign before the variable name is optional. Alongside if there is a $ sign before the item name, then the {variable} type is optional.
If {type} is placeholder, then the % sign before the placeholder name is optional. Alongside if there is a % sign before the item name, then the {placeholder} type is optional.

Example

/// @see other-item
/// @see {mixin} other-item
/// @see $other-item
/// @see %other-item

@since

Attribute Value
Description Describes the version at which the documented item has been implemented or updated
Multiple true
Default
Aliases
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes Description is optional. Hyphen before description is optional.
Description is parsed as Markdown.*

Example

/// @since version
/// @since version description

@throw

Attribute Value
Description Describes an error thrown by the documented item
Multiple true
Default
Aliases @throws, @exception
Autofilled true
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders
Extra notes Parsed as Markdown.*

Example

/// @throw Error related message

@todo

Attribute Value
Description Defines any task to do regarding the documented item
Multiple true
Default
Aliases
Autofilled false
Allowed on functions, mixins, placeholders, variables
Extra notes Parsed as Markdown.*

Example

/// @todo Task to be done

@type

Attribute Value
Description Describes the type of the documented variable
Multiple false
Default
Aliases
Autofilled false
Allowed on variables
Extra notes Multiple types should be separated with pipes (|).

Example

/// @type Bool

/// @type Bool | String

* The Markdown parsing is effective in compliant themes, by using the Markdown filter from sassdoc-extras.