public enum RetentionPolicy extends Enum<RetentionPolicy>
Retentionmeta-annotation type to specify how long annotations are to be retained.
|Enum Constant and Description|
Annotations are to be recorded in the class file by the compiler but need not be retained by the VM at run time.
Annotations are to be recorded in the class file by the compiler and retained by the VM at run time, so they may be read reflectively.
Annotations are to be discarded by the compiler.
|Modifier and Type||Method and Description|
Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name.
Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared.
clone, compareTo, equals, finalize, getDeclaringClass, hashCode, name, ordinal, toString, valueOf
public static final RetentionPolicy SOURCE
public static final RetentionPolicy CLASS
public static final RetentionPolicy RUNTIME
public static RetentionPolicy values()
for (RetentionPolicy c : RetentionPolicy.values()) System.out.println(c);
public static RetentionPolicy valueOf(String name)
name- the name of the enum constant to be returned.
IllegalArgumentException- if this enum type has no constant with the specified name
NullPointerException- if the argument is null
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