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Custom Docs Generation

Stencil exposes an output target titled docs-custom where users can access the generated docs json data. This feature can be used to generate custom markdown or to execute other logic on the json data during the build. As with other docs output targets, strict mode is supported.

To make use of this output target, simply add the following to your Stencil configuration.

import { Config } from '@stencil/core';

export const config: Config = {
  outputTargets: [
      type: 'docs-custom',
      generator: (docs: JsonDocs) => {
          // Custom logic goes here


Property Description Default
generator A function with the docs json data as argument.
strict If set to true, Stencil will output a warning whenever there is missing documentation. false

Custom Docs Data Model

The generated docs JSON data will in the type of JsonDocs which consists of main components array which consists of components that stencil core found and meta information such as timestamp and compiler


Property Description
components Array with type of JsonDocsComponent[] which consists component information
timestamp string with timestamp
compiler Object with typescriptVersion, compiler, and version


Property Description
dirPath Component directory path
fileName File name
filePath File path
readmePath Readme file path
usagesDir Usages directory path
encapsulation Component encapsulation type. Possible values are shadow, scoped, none
tag Component tag described in .tsx file
readme Component readme file first line content
docs Description written in top of @Component e.g. /** Documentation Example */
docsTags Annotations (In the way of JSDoc ) written in .tsx file will be collected here
props Array of component properties information
methods Array of component methods information
dependents Array of components where current component is used
dependencies Array of components which is used in current component
dependencyGraph Describes a tree of components coupling