Module java.base

Annotation Type Retention

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 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: @Retention
  • Required Element Summary

    Required Elements 
    Modifier and Type Required Element Description
    RetentionPolicy value
    Returns the retention policy.
  • Element Details