Annotations should not be compared using reference-equality
=="). There is no guarantee that any particular
annotation will always be represented by the same object.
Method SummaryModifier and TypeMethodDescriptionReturns the annotation type of this annotation.Returns this annotation's elements and their values.Returns the source position of the beginning of this annotation.
getAnnotationTypeAnnotationType getAnnotationType()Returns the annotation type of this annotation.
- the annotation type of this annotation
getPositionSourcePosition getPosition()Returns the source position of the beginning of this annotation. Returns null if the position is unknown or not applicable.
This source position is intended for use in providing diagnostics, and indicates only approximately where an annotation begins.
- the source position of the beginning of this annotation or null if the position is unknown or not applicable
getElementValuesReturns this annotation's elements and their values. This is returned in the form of a map that associates elements with their corresponding values. Only those elements and values explicitly present in the annotation are included, not those that are implicitly assuming their default values. The order of the map matches the order in which the elements appear in the annotation's source.
- this annotation's elements and their values, or an empty map if there are none