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Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 7

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Package java.lang.annotation

Provides library support for the Java programming language annotation facility.

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Interface Summary
Interface Description
Annotation The common interface extended by all annotation types.
 

Enum Summary
Enum Description
ElementType A program element type.
RetentionPolicy Annotation retention policy.
 

Exception Summary
Exception Description
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 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
Error Description
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
Annotation Type Description
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.
 

Package java.lang.annotation Description

Provides library support for the Java programming language annotation facility.

Since:
1.5

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 7

DRAFT ea-b118

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