added in API level 1

Retention

public abstract @interface Retention
implements Annotation

java.lang.annotation.Retention


Indicates how long annotations with the annotated type are to be retained. If no Retention annotation is present on an annotation type declaration, the retention policy defaults to RetentionPolicy.CLASS.

A Retention meta-annotation has effect only if the meta-annotated type is used directly for annotation. It has no effect if the meta-annotated type is used as a member type in another annotation type.

Summary

Public methods

RetentionPolicy value()

Returns the retention policy.

Inherited methods

Public methods

value

RetentionPolicy value ()

Returns the retention policy.

Returns
RetentionPolicy the retention policy