@Documented @Retention(RUNTIME) @Target(ANNOTATION_TYPE) public @interface Retention
Indicates 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 Java Language Specification:
Required Element Summary
Required Elements Modifier and Type Required Element Description
RetentionPolicyReturns the retention policy.
valueRetentionPolicy valueReturns the retention policy.
- the retention policy