Module java.base

Annotation Interface Retention

@Documented @Retention(RUNTIME) @Target(ANNOTATION_TYPE) public @interface Retention
Indicates how long annotations with the annotated interface are to be retained. If no Retention annotation is present on an annotation interface declaration, the retention policy defaults to RetentionPolicy.CLASS.

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

See Java Language Specification: @Retention
  • Required Element Summary

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

    • value

      Returns the retention policy.
      the retention policy