Provides library support for the Java programming language annotation facility.
Interface Summary Interface Description AnnotationThe common interface extended by all annotation types.
Exception Summary Exception Description AnnotationTypeMismatchExceptionThrown 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). IncompleteAnnotationExceptionThrown 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).
Error Summary Error Description AnnotationFormatErrorThrown when the annotation parser attempts to read an annotation from a class file and determines that the annotation is malformed.
Annotation Types Summary Annotation Type Description DocumentedIf the annotation
@Documentedis present on the declaration of an annotation type A, then any
@Aannotation on an element is considered part of the element's public contract.
InheritedIndicates that an annotation type is automatically inherited. NativeIndicates that a field defining a constant value may be referenced from native code. RepeatableThe annotation type
java.lang.annotation.Repeatableis used to indicate that the annotation type whose declaration it (meta-)annotates is repeatable.
RetentionIndicates how long annotations with the annotated type are to be retained. TargetIndicates the contexts in which an annotation type is applicable.