Interface VariableElement

  • All Superinterfaces:
    javax.lang.model.AnnotatedConstruct, Element

    public interface VariableElement
    extends Element
    Represents a field, enum constant, method or constructor parameter, local variable, resource variable, or exception parameter.
    Since:
    1.6
    • Method Detail

      • asType

        javax.lang.model.type.TypeMirror asType()
        Returns the type of this variable. Note that the types of variables range over many kinds of types, including primitive types, declared types, and array types, among others.
        Specified by:
        asType in interface Element
        Returns:
        the type of this variable
        See Also:
        TypeKind
      • getConstantValue

        java.lang.Object getConstantValue()
        Returns the value of this variable if this is a final field initialized to a compile-time constant. Returns null otherwise. The value will be of a primitive type or a String. If the value is of a primitive type, it is wrapped in the appropriate wrapper class (such as Integer).

        Note that not all final fields will have constant values. In particular, enum constants are not considered to be compile-time constants. To have a constant value, a field's type must be either a primitive type or String.

        Returns:
        the value of this variable if this is a final field initialized to a compile-time constant, or null otherwise
        See Also:
        Elements.getConstantExpression(Object)