Java.Lang.Annotation Namespace

Classes

AnnotationFormatError

Thrown when the annotation parser attempts to read an annotation from a class file and determines that the annotation is malformed.

AnnotationTypeMismatchException

Thrown to indicate that a program has attempted to access an element of an annotation whose type has changed after the annotation was compiled (or serialized).

Documented

If the annotation @Documented is present on the declaration of an annotation type A, then any @A annotation on an element is considered part of the element's public contract.

DocumentedAttribute
ElementType

The constants of this enumerated type provide a simple classification of the syntactic locations where annotations may appear in a Java program.

IncompleteAnnotationException

Thrown to indicate that a program has attempted to access an element of an annotation type that was added to the annotation type definition after the annotation was compiled (or serialized).

Inherited

Indicates that an annotation type is automatically inherited.

InheritedAttribute
NativeAttribute
RepeatableAttribute
Retention

Indicates how long annotations with the annotated type are to be retained.

RetentionAttribute
RetentionPolicy

Annotation retention policy.

Target

Indicates the contexts in which an annotation type is applicable.

TargetAttribute

Interfaces

IAnnotation

The common interface extended by all annotation types.

IDocumented

If the annotation @Documented is present on the declaration of an annotation type A, then any @A annotation on an element is considered part of the element's public contract.

IInherited

Indicates that an annotation type is automatically inherited.

INative

Indicates that a field defining a constant value may be referenced from native code.

IRepeatable

The annotation type java.lang.annotation.Repeatable is used to indicate that the annotation type whose declaration it (meta-)annotates is <em>repeatable</em>.

IRetention

Indicates how long annotations with the annotated type are to be retained.

ITarget

Indicates the contexts in which an annotation type is applicable.