Provides library support for the Java programming language annotation facility.
ClassDescriptionThe common interface extended by all annotation interfaces.Thrown when the annotation parser attempts to read an annotation from a class file and determines that the annotation is malformed.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).If the annotation
@Documentedis present on the declaration of an annotation interface A, then any
@Aannotation on an element is considered part of the element's public contract.The constants of this enumerated class provide a simple classification of the syntactic locations where annotations may appear in a Java program.Thrown to indicate that a program has attempted to access an element of an annotation interface that was added to the annotation interface definition after the annotation was compiled (or serialized).Indicates that an annotation interface is automatically inherited.Indicates that a field defining a constant value may be referenced from native code.The annotation interface
java.lang.annotation.Repeatableis used to indicate that the annotation interface whose declaration it (meta-)annotates is repeatable.Indicates how long annotations with the annotated interface are to be retained.Annotation retention policy.Indicates the contexts in which an annotation interface is applicable.