public interface TypeElement extends Element, Parameterizable, QualifiedNameable
TypeElement represents a class or interface
DeclaredType represents a class
or interface type, the latter being a use
(or invocation) of the former.
The distinction is most apparent with generic types,
for which a single element can define a whole
family of types. For example, the element
java.util.Set corresponds to the parameterized types
(and many others), and to the raw type
Each method of this interface that returns a list of elements will return them in the order that is natural for the underlying source of program information. For example, if the underlying source of information is Java source code, then the elements will be returned in source code order.
|Modifier and Type||Method and Description|
Returns the elements that are, loosely speaking, directly enclosed by this element.
Returns the package of a top-level type and returns the immediately lexically enclosing element for a nested type.
Returns the interface types directly implemented by this class or extended by this interface.
Returns the nesting kind of this type element.
Returns the fully qualified name of this type element.
Returns the simple name of this type element.
Returns the direct superclass of this type element.
Returns the formal type parameters of this type element in declaration order.
valueOfmethods of an enum type. A package encloses the top-level classes and interfaces within it, but is not considered to enclose subpackages. Other kinds of elements are not currently considered to enclose any elements; however, that may change as this API or the programming language evolves.
Note that elements of certain kinds can be isolated using
Note that as a particular instance of the general accuracy requirements and the ordering behavior required of this interface, the list of enclosed elements will be returned in the natural order for the originating source of information about the type. For example, if the information about the type is originating from a source file, the elements will be returned in source code order. (However, in that case the the ordering of synthesized elements, such as a default constructor, is not specified.)
The name of a generic type does not include any reference
to its formal type parameters.
For example, the fully qualified name of the interface
java.util.Set<E> is "
Nested types use "
." as a separator, as in
java.lang.Object, then a
NoTypeif there is none
List<? extends TypeMirror> getInterfaces()
List<? extends TypeParameterElement> getTypeParameters()
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