@Documented @Retention(RUNTIME) @Target(ANNOTATION_TYPE) public @interface RetentionIndicates how long annotations with the annotated type are to be retained. If no Retention annotation is present on an annotation type declaration, the retention policy defaults to
A Retention meta-annotation has effect only if the meta-annotated type is used directly for annotation. It has no effect if the meta-annotated type is used as a member type in another annotation type.
- See The Java™ Language Specification:
- 220.127.116.11 @Retention
RetentionPolicy valueReturns the retention policy.
- the retention policy