Package java.lang.annotation

Interface Summary
Annotation sample code for java.lang.annotation.Annotation definition code for java.lang.annotation.Annotation The common interface extended by all annotation types.

Enum Summary
ElementType sample code for java.lang.annotation.ElementType definition code for java.lang.annotation.ElementType A program element type.
RetentionPolicy sample code for java.lang.annotation.RetentionPolicy definition code for java.lang.annotation.RetentionPolicy Annotation retention policy.

Exception Summary
AnnotationTypeMismatchException sample code for java.lang.annotation.AnnotationTypeMismatchException definition code for java.lang.annotation.AnnotationTypeMismatchException 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).
IncompleteAnnotationException sample code for java.lang.annotation.IncompleteAnnotationException definition code for java.lang.annotation.IncompleteAnnotationException Thrown 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
AnnotationFormatError sample code for java.lang.annotation.AnnotationFormatError definition code for java.lang.annotation.AnnotationFormatError Thrown when the annotation parser attempts to read an annotation from a class file and determines that the annotation is malformed.

Annotation Types Summary
Documented Indicates that annotations with a type are to be documented by javadoc and similar tools by default.
Inherited Indicates that an annotation type is automatically inherited.
Retention Indicates how long annotations with the annotated type are to be retained.
Target Indicates the kinds of program element to which an annotation type is applicable.