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An annotation type declaration.

An annotation type declaration.

Java 2, v5.0 (Tiger) New Features
by Herbert Schildt
ISBN: 0072258543
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2004
import java.lang.annotation.*; 
import java.lang.reflect.*; 

@interface MyAnno { 
  String str(); 
  int val(); 
public class Meta { 
  // Annotate a method. 
  @MyAnno(str = "Annotation Example", val = 100) 
  public static void myMeth() { 
    Meta ob = new Meta(); 
    // Obtain the annotation for this method 
    // and display the values of the members. 
    try { 
      // First, get a Class object that represents 
      // this class. 
      Class c = ob.getClass(); 
      // Now, get a Method object that represents 
      // this method. 
      Method m = c.getMethod("myMeth"); 
      // Next, get the annotation for this class. 
      MyAnno anno = m.getAnnotation(MyAnno.class); 
      // Finally, display the values. 
      System.out.println(anno.str() + " " + anno.val()); 
    } catch (NoSuchMethodException exc) { 
       System.out.println("Method Not Found."); 
  public static void main(String args[]) { 

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