Provides library support for the Java programming language annotation facility.
InterfaceDescriptionThe common interface extended by all annotation types.
ExceptionDescriptionThrown 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).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).
ErrorDescriptionThrown when the annotation parser attempts to read an annotation from a class file and determines that the annotation is malformed.
Annotation TypeDescriptionIf the annotation
@Documentedis present on the declaration of an annotation type A, then any
@Aannotation on an element is considered part of the element's public contract.Indicates that an annotation type is automatically inherited.Indicates that a field defining a constant value may be referenced from native code.The annotation type
java.lang.annotation.Repeatableis used to indicate that the annotation type whose declaration it (meta-)annotates is repeatable.Indicates how long annotations with the annotated type are to be retained.Indicates the contexts in which an annotation type is applicable.