Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.lang.annotation
Annotation Type Retention


@Documented
@Retention(value=RUNTIME)
@Target(value=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 RetentionPolicy.CLASS.

A Target meta-annotation has effect only if the meta-annotated type is use directly for annotation. It has no effect if the meta-annotated type is used as a member type in another annotation type.

Since:
1.5

Required Element Summary
 RetentionPolicy value
           
 

Element Detail

value

public abstract RetentionPolicy value

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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