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
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:
Required Element SummaryModifier and TypeRequired ElementDescriptionReturns the retention policy.
valueRetentionPolicy valueReturns the retention policy.
- the retention policy