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pypm install products.docfindertab

How to install Products.DocFinderTab

  1. Download and install ActivePython
  2. Open Command Prompt
  3. Type pypm install products.docfindertab
 Python 2.7Python 3.2Python 3.3
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Lastest release
version 1.0.5 on Jul 28th, 2011


This product makes Dieter Maurer's DocFinder available from a ZMI management tab. Looking inside an object becomes as easy as clicking its "Doc" tab!

DocFinderTab allows you to view an object's:

  • Class (and base class) names and docstrings.
  • Attribute names, roles, arguments, and docstrings.

DocFinderTab can be of great help when discovering object APIs and debugging security problems.

Egg Installation

Either use easy_install or add Products.DocFinderTab to the eggs section of your buildout.cfg and re-run buildout.

Traditional Product Installation

Copy or symlink the DocFinderTab subdirectory of this package into your Products directory.

Final Steps

Restart Zope. This will add a "Doc" tab to every object's managment screens (ZMI). Now click the "Doc" tab and start exploring.

See the online help for a detailed explanation of what you can do with DocFinderTab, or read help/README.stx directly.


1.0.5 - 2011-07-27
  • Upgrade imports, remove warnings in Zope 2.13. [lzdych]
  • Do not show docstrings of datetime, date, time, and timedelta attributes. [stefan]
1.0.4 - 2009-05-26
  • CHANGES.txt didn't make it into the long desc (and onto this page).
1.0.3 - 2009-05-25
  • Reformat README.txt and CHANGES.txt to use restructured text.
  • Repackage as a Python source egg.
  • Print a pretty None.
  • Do not show docstrings of DateTime attributes.
  • Update to DocFinder 1.0.3.
  • Require at least Python 2.3.
  • Use logging instead of zLOG.
  • Handle Acquisition.Acquired.
  • Handle property, staticmethod, and classmethod.
  • Minor tweaks to the monkey patch and showDocumentation.dtml.
  • Added 'bool' and 'complex' to simple types mapping.
  • Don't display zope.interface internal attributes.
  • Format roles more nicely, remove duplicates and faux roles, sort.
  • You can get the raw representation back by setting FORMAT_ROLES=0 in config.py.
  • Renamed product to DocFinderTab.
  • Do not display docstrings but names of simple types in Python 2.3.
  • Cookies did not work for everybody, they do now.
  • Make full use of DocFinder 0.4's filtering capabilities. Results may now be filtered by regular expression and level of detail.
  • Even nicer stylesheets for structured text.
  • Again change the monkey patch and apply it to Item only.
  • Patch ObjectManager instead of Application. Thanks to Gilles Lenfant.
  • Go even further and patch Bindings directly.
  • Fix file permissions issue.
  • Boldly patch the Script base class.
  • Added 'View documentation' permission.
  • Monkey patch wrapper around Dieter Maurer's DocFinder product. Adds a ZMI "Doc" tab to all Zope objects.

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