java.lang.annotation

Interface Annotation

public interface Annotation

The common interface extended by all annotation types. Note that an interface that manually extends this one does not define an annotation type. Also note that this interface does not itself define an annotation type.
Since:
1.5

Method Summary

boolean
equals(Object obj)
Returns true if the specified object represents an annotation that is logically equivalent to this one.
Class
extends Annotation> annotationType()
Returns the annotation type of this annotation.
int
hashCode()
Returns the hash code of this annotation, as defined below:

The hash code of an annotation is the sum of the hash codes of its members (including those with default values), as defined below: The hash code of an annotation member is (127 times the hash code of the member-name as computed by String.hashCode()) XOR the hash code of the member-value, as defined below:

The hash code of a member-value depends on its type:

String
toString()
Returns a string representation of this annotation.

Method Details

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)
Returns true if the specified object represents an annotation that is logically equivalent to this one. In other words, returns true if the specified object is an instance of the same annotation type as this instance, all of whose members are equal to the corresponding member of this annotation, as defined below:
  • Two corresponding primitive typed members whose values are x and y are considered equal if x == y, unless their type is float or double.
  • Two corresponding float members whose values are x and y are considered equal if Float.valueOf(x).equals(Float.valueOf(y)). (Unlike the == operator, NaN is considered equal to itself, and 0.0f unequal to -0.0f.)
  • Two corresponding double members whose values are x and y are considered equal if Double.valueOf(x).equals(Double.valueOf(y)). (Unlike the == operator, NaN is considered equal to itself, and 0.0 unequal to -0.0.)
  • Two corresponding String, Class, enum, or annotation typed members whose values are x and y are considered equal if x.equals(y). (Note that this definition is recursive for annotation typed members.)
  • Two corresponding array typed members x and y are considered equal if Arrays.equals(x, y), for the appropriate overloading of java.util.Arrays.equals.
Overrides:
equals in interface Object
Returns:
true if the specified object represents an annotation that is logically equivalent to this one, otherwise false

extends Annotation> annotationType

public Classextends Annotation> annotationType()
Returns the annotation type of this annotation.

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Returns the hash code of this annotation, as defined below:

The hash code of an annotation is the sum of the hash codes of its members (including those with default values), as defined below: The hash code of an annotation member is (127 times the hash code of the member-name as computed by String.hashCode()) XOR the hash code of the member-value, as defined below:

The hash code of a member-value depends on its type:

  • The hash code of a primitive value v is equal to WrapperType.valueOf(v).hashCode(), where WrapperType is the wrapper type corresponding to the primitive type of v (Byte, Character, Double, Float, Integer, Long, Short, or Boolean).
  • The hash code of a string, enum, class, or annotation member-value I v is computed as by calling v.hashCode(). (In the case of annotation member values, this is a recursive definition.)
  • The hash code of an array member-value is computed by calling the appropriate overloading of Arrays.hashCode on the value. (There is one overloading for each primitive type, and one for object reference types.)
Overrides:
hashCode in interface Object
Returns:
the hash code of this annotation

toString

public String toString()
Returns a string representation of this annotation. The details of the representation are implementation-dependent, but the following may be regarded as typical:
   @com.acme.util.Name(first=Alfred, middle=E., last=Neuman)
 
Overrides:
toString in interface Object
Returns:
a string representation of this annotation
Usages and Demos :

View More Examples of toString()
   1: package com.sun.xml.bind.v2.model.annotation;
   2: 
   3:         ...
   4: import java.lang.annotation.Annotation;
   5: import java.lang.reflect.InvocationHandler;
   6:         ...
   7: public class LocatableAnnotation implements InvocationHandler, Locatable, Location {
   8:     private final Annotation core;
   9: 
  10:         ...
  11:     public String toString() {
  12:         return core.toString();

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   1: 
   2: import java.lang.annotation.Annotation;
   3: import java.lang.reflect.Method;
   4:         ...
   5: 
   6:     public static void validateMembership(Annotation propertySet)
   7:     {
   8:         ...
   9:             if (i != 0 && i != members.length) 
  10:                 throw new IllegalArgumentException("The membership rule on " + propertySet.toString() + 
  11:                     " is not satisfied. Either all members must be set or none is set");
  12:         ...
  13:             if (i != 1)
  14:                 throw new IllegalArgumentException("The membership rule on " + propertySet.toString() + 

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