Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.lang.model.element
Enum ElementKind

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.lang.Enum<ElementKind>
      extended by javax.lang.model.element.ElementKind
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Comparable<ElementKind>

public enum ElementKind
extends Enum<ElementKind>

The kind of an element.

Note that it is possible additional element kinds will be added to accommodate new, currently unknown, language structures added to future versions of the Java™ programming language.

Since:
1.6
See Also:
Element

Enum Constant Summary
ANNOTATION_TYPE
          An annotation type.
CLASS
          A class not described by a more specific kind (like ENUM).
CONSTRUCTOR
          A constructor.
ENUM
          An enum type.
ENUM_CONSTANT
          An enum constant.
EXCEPTION_PARAMETER
          A parameter of an exception handler.
FIELD
          A field not described by a more specific kind (like ENUM_CONSTANT).
INSTANCE_INIT
          An instance initializer.
INTERFACE
          An interface not described by a more specific kind (like ANNOTATION_TYPE).
LOCAL_VARIABLE
          A local variable.
METHOD
          A method.
OTHER
          An implementation-reserved element.
PACKAGE
          A package.
PARAMETER
          A parameter of a method or constructor.
STATIC_INIT
          A static initializer.
TYPE_PARAMETER
          A type parameter.
 
Method Summary
 boolean isClass()
          Returns true if this is a kind of class: either CLASS or ENUM.
 boolean isField()
          Returns true if this is a kind of field: either FIELD or ENUM_CONSTANT.
 boolean isInterface()
          Returns true if this is a kind of interface: either INTERFACE or ANNOTATION_TYPE.
static ElementKind valueOf(String name)
          Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name.
static ElementKind[] values()
          Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Enum
clone, compareTo, equals, finalize, getDeclaringClass, hashCode, name, ordinal, toString, valueOf
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Enum Constant Detail

PACKAGE

public static final ElementKind PACKAGE
A package.


ENUM

public static final ElementKind ENUM
An enum type.


CLASS

public static final ElementKind CLASS
A class not described by a more specific kind (like ENUM).


ANNOTATION_TYPE

public static final ElementKind ANNOTATION_TYPE
An annotation type.


INTERFACE

public static final ElementKind INTERFACE
An interface not described by a more specific kind (like ANNOTATION_TYPE).


ENUM_CONSTANT

public static final ElementKind ENUM_CONSTANT
An enum constant.


FIELD

public static final ElementKind FIELD
A field not described by a more specific kind (like ENUM_CONSTANT).


PARAMETER

public static final ElementKind PARAMETER
A parameter of a method or constructor.


LOCAL_VARIABLE

public static final ElementKind LOCAL_VARIABLE
A local variable.


EXCEPTION_PARAMETER

public static final ElementKind EXCEPTION_PARAMETER
A parameter of an exception handler.


METHOD

public static final ElementKind METHOD
A method.


CONSTRUCTOR

public static final ElementKind CONSTRUCTOR
A constructor.


STATIC_INIT

public static final ElementKind STATIC_INIT
A static initializer.


INSTANCE_INIT

public static final ElementKind INSTANCE_INIT
An instance initializer.


TYPE_PARAMETER

public static final ElementKind TYPE_PARAMETER
A type parameter.


OTHER

public static final ElementKind OTHER
An implementation-reserved element. This is not the element you are looking for.

Method Detail

values

public static ElementKind[] values()
Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared. This method may be used to iterate over the constants as follows:
for (ElementKind c : ElementKind.values())
    System.out.println(c);

Returns:
an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared

valueOf

public static ElementKind valueOf(String name)
Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name. The string must match exactly an identifier used to declare an enum constant in this type. (Extraneous whitespace characters are not permitted.)

Parameters:
name - the name of the enum constant to be returned.
Returns:
the enum constant with the specified name
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if this enum type has no constant with the specified name
NullPointerException - if the argument is null

isClass

public boolean isClass()
Returns true if this is a kind of class: either CLASS or ENUM.

Returns:
true if this is a kind of class

isInterface

public boolean isInterface()
Returns true if this is a kind of interface: either INTERFACE or ANNOTATION_TYPE.

Returns:
true if this is a kind of interface

isField

public boolean isField()
Returns true if this is a kind of field: either FIELD or ENUM_CONSTANT.

Returns:
true if this is a kind of field

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Standard Ed. 6

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