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public class: Retention [javadoc | source]
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 {@code 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.

Method from java.lang.annotation.Retention Summary:
Method from java.lang.annotation.Retention Detail:
 RetentionPolicy value()