java.lang.annotation
Enum RetentionPolicy

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.lang.Enum<RetentionPolicy>
      extended by java.lang.annotation.RetentionPolicy
All Implemented Interfaces:
Comparable<RetentionPolicy>

public enum RetentionPolicy
extends Enum<RetentionPolicy>


Enum Constant Summary
CLASS
           
RUNTIME
           
SOURCE
           
 
Method Summary
static RetentionPolicy valueOf(String name)
          Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name.
static RetentionPolicy[] values()
          Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they're declared.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Enum
clone, compareTo, equals, finalize, getDeclaringClass, hashCode, name, ordinal, toString, valueOf
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Enum Constant Detail

SOURCE

public static final RetentionPolicy SOURCE

CLASS

public static final RetentionPolicy CLASS

RUNTIME

public static final RetentionPolicy RUNTIME
Method Detail

values

public static final RetentionPolicy[] values()
Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they're declared. This method may be used to iterate over the constants as follows:
for(RetentionPolicy c : RetentionPolicy.values())
        System.out.println(c);

Returns:
an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they're declared

valueOf

public static RetentionPolicy valueOf(String name)
Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name. The string must match exactly an identifier used to declare an enum constant in this type. (Extraneous whitespace characters are not permitted.)

Parameters:
name - the name of the enum constant to be returned.
Returns:
the enum constant with the specified name
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if this enum type has no constant with the specified name