Class AnnotationLiteral<T extends Annotation>

Type Parameters:
T - the annotation type
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Annotation
Direct Known Subclasses:
BackgroundSchedulerLiteral, ClientAsyncExecutorLiteral, ClientBackgroundSchedulerLiteral, CustomAnnotationLiteral, ManagedAsyncExecutorLiteral, NamedImpl

public abstract class AnnotationLiteral<T extends Annotation> extends Object implements Annotation, Serializable
Supports inline instantiation of annotation type instances.

An instance of an annotation type may be obtained by subclassing AnnotationLiteral.

 public abstract class PayByQualifier
       extends AnnotationLiteral<PayBy>
       implements PayBy {}
An extension of AnnotationLiteral must do two things:
  1. Must have the target annotation as its generic type
  2. Must implement the target type
In particular, in-line anonymous extensions of AnnotationLiteral will not work because in-line anonymous extensions of AnnotationLiteral cannot implement the target annotation
See Also:
  • Constructor Details

    • AnnotationLiteral

      protected AnnotationLiteral()
  • Method Details

    • annotationType

      public Class<? extends Annotation> annotationType()
      Method returns the type of the annotation literal. The value is resolved lazily during the first call of this method.
      Specified by:
      annotationType in interface Annotation
      annotation type of this literal.
    • equals

      public boolean equals(Object other)
      Specified by:
      equals in interface Annotation
      equals in class Object
    • hashCode

      public int hashCode()
      Specified by:
      hashCode in interface Annotation
      hashCode in class Object