Contribute to dartdoc

To use the dartdoc tool, see the user docs. This page contains information relevant for contributors to the dartdoc project.

Can I help?


Start by using the tool and filing issues and requests.

See the dartdoc API docs, generated by dartdoc.

If you want to contribute, check out the issue tracker and see if there‘s an issue that you’re passionate about. If you want to add a new feature that's not yet in the issue tracker, start by opening an issue. Thanks!

Build Status

Making Changes

  1. When a change is user-facing, please add a new entry to the changelog under the current -wip version.
  2. Please include a test for your change. dartdoc has both package:test-style unit tests as well as integration tests. To run the tests, use dart run tool/task.dart test.
  3. For major changes, run both dart run tool/task.dart compare sdk-warnings and dart run tool/task.dart compare flutter-warnings, and include the summary results in your pull request.
  4. Be sure to format your Dart code using dart format, otherwise our CI will complain.
  5. Use dart run tool/task.dart buildbot before creating a pull request to quickly check for common problems. Follow any instructions it outputs, then run again.
  6. Post your change via a pull request for review and integration!


dartdoc has a number of utility command that can be used to check for behavior changes or try out your change on arbitrary packages.

# Serve the latest version of the given package locally on port 9000.
dart run tool/task.dart serve package --name=intl

# Build the SDK docs with the head version and compare its warning
# output and (rough) performance to the main version.
dart run tool/task.dart compare sdk-warnings

# Serve the flutter docs built with the head version on port 8001.
dart run tool/task.dart serve flutter

# Serve the test package (testing/test_package) on port 8002
dart run tool/task.dart serve testing-package

There are more commands added all the time, check out tool/task.dart to find each command or learn how they are implemented.


Please see the dartdoc license.