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java.lang.annotation.Target
Indicates the kinds of program element to which an annotation type is applicable. If a Target meta-annotation is not present on an annotation type declaration, the declared type may be used on any program element. If such a meta-annotation is present, the compiler will enforce the specified usage restriction. For example, this meta-annotation indicates that the declared type is itself a meta-annotation type. It can only be used on annotation type declarations:
   @Target(ElementType.ANNOTATION_TYPE)
   public @interface MetaAnnotationType {
       ...
   }
This meta-annotation indicates that the declared type is intended solely for use as a member type in complex annotation type declarations. It cannot be used to annotate anything directly:
   @Target({})
   public @interface MemberType {
       ...
   }
It is a compile-time error for a single ElementType constant to appear more than once in a Target annotation. For example, the following meta-annotation is illegal:
   @Target({ElementType.FIELD, ElementType.METHOD, ElementType.FIELD})
   public @interface Bogus {
       ...
   }
Method from java.lang.annotation.Target Summary:
value
Method from java.lang.annotation.Target Detail:
 ElementType[] value()