Module java.base

Package java.lang.annotation


package java.lang.annotation
Provides library support for the Java programming language annotation facility.
Since:
1.5
  • Related Packages
    Package
    Description
    Provides classes that are fundamental to the design of the Java programming language.
  • Interface Summary
    Interface
    Description
    The common interface extended by all annotation interfaces.
  • Enum Class Summary
    Enum Class
    Description
    The constants of this enumerated class provide a simple classification of the syntactic locations where annotations may appear in a Java program.
    Annotation retention policy.
  • Exception Summary
    Exception
    Description
    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).
    Thrown to indicate that a program has attempted to access an element of an annotation interface that was added to the annotation interface definition after the annotation was compiled (or serialized).
  • Error Summary
    Error
    Description
    Thrown when the annotation parser attempts to read an annotation from a class file and determines that the annotation is malformed.
  • Annotation Interfaces Summary
    Annotation Interface
    Description
    If the annotation @Documented is present on the declaration of an annotation interface A, then any @A annotation on an element is considered part of the element's public contract.
    Indicates that an annotation interface is automatically inherited.
    Indicates that a field defining a constant value may be referenced from native code.
    The annotation interface java.lang.annotation.Repeatable is used to indicate that the annotation interface whose declaration it (meta-)annotates is repeatable.
    Indicates how long annotations with the annotated interface are to be retained.
    Indicates the contexts in which an annotation interface is applicable.