Annotation Type DefaultQualifier

public @interface DefaultQualifier

Applied to a declaration of a package, type, method, variable, etc., specifies that the given annotation should be the default. The default is applied to all types within the declaration for which no other annotation is explicitly written. If multiple DefaultQualifier annotations are in scope, the innermost one takes precedence. DefaultQualifier takes precedence over DefaultQualifierInHierarchy.

If you wish to write multiple @DefaultQualifier annotations (for unrelated type systems, or with different locations fields) at the same location, use DefaultQualifiers.

See Also:

Required Element Summary
Modifier and Type Required Element and Description
 String value
          The name of the default annotation.
Optional Element Summary
Modifier and Type Optional Element and Description
 DefaultLocation[] locations

Element Detail


public abstract String value
The name of the default annotation. It may be a short name like "NonNull", if an appropriate import statement exists. Otherwise, it should be fully-qualified, like "checkers.nullness.quals.NonNull".

To prevent affecting other type systems, always specify an annotation in your own type hierarchy. (For example, do not set "checkers.quals.Unqualified" as the default.)


public abstract DefaultLocation[] locations
the locations to which the annotation should be applied