Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.lang.model.element
Interface ExecutableElement

All Superinterfaces:
Element

public interface ExecutableElement
extends Element

Represents a method, constructor, or initializer (static or instance) of a class or interface, including annotation type elements.

Since:
1.6
See Also:
ExecutableType

Method Summary
 AnnotationValue getDefaultValue()
          Returns the default value if this executable is an annotation type element.
 List<? extends VariableElement> getParameters()
          Returns the formal parameters of this executable.
 TypeMirror getReturnType()
          Returns the return type of this executable.
 List<? extends TypeMirror> getThrownTypes()
          Returns the exceptions and other throwables listed in this method or constructor's throws clause in declaration order.
 List<? extends TypeParameterElement> getTypeParameters()
          Returns the formal type parameters of this executable in declaration order.
 boolean isVarArgs()
          Returns true if this method or constructor accepts a variable number of arguments and returns false otherwise.
 
Methods inherited from interface javax.lang.model.element.Element
accept, asType, equals, getAnnotation, getAnnotationMirrors, getEnclosedElements, getEnclosingElement, getKind, getModifiers, getSimpleName, hashCode
 

Method Detail

getTypeParameters

List<? extends TypeParameterElement> getTypeParameters()
Returns the formal type parameters of this executable in declaration order.

Returns:
the formal type parameters, or an empty list if there are none

getReturnType

TypeMirror getReturnType()
Returns the return type of this executable. Returns a NoType with kind VOID if this executable is not a method, or is a method that does not return a value.

Returns:
the return type of this executable

getParameters

List<? extends VariableElement> getParameters()
Returns the formal parameters of this executable. They are returned in declaration order.

Returns:
the formal parameters, or an empty list if there are none

isVarArgs

boolean isVarArgs()
Returns true if this method or constructor accepts a variable number of arguments and returns false otherwise.

Returns:
true if this method or constructor accepts a variable number of arguments and false otherwise

getThrownTypes

List<? extends TypeMirror> getThrownTypes()
Returns the exceptions and other throwables listed in this method or constructor's throws clause in declaration order.

Returns:
the exceptions and other throwables listed in the throws clause, or an empty list if there are none

getDefaultValue

AnnotationValue getDefaultValue()
Returns the default value if this executable is an annotation type element. Returns null if this method is not an annotation type element, or if it is an annotation type element with no default value.

Returns:
the default value, or null if none

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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