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public interface: TypeElement [javadoc | source]

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    QualifiedNameable, Parameterizable, Element

Represents a class or interface program element. Provides access to information about the type and its members. Note that an enum type is a kind of class and an annotation type is a kind of interface.

While a {@code TypeElement} represents a class or interface element, a DeclaredType represents a class or interface type, the latter being a use (or invocation) of the former. The distinction is most apparent with generic types, for which a single element can define a whole family of types. For example, the element {@code java.util.Set} corresponds to the parameterized types {@code java.util.Set} and {@code java.util.Set} (and many others), and to the raw type {@code java.util.Set}.

Each method of this interface that returns a list of elements will return them in the order that is natural for the underlying source of program information. For example, if the underlying source of information is Java source code, then the elements will be returned in source code order.

Method from javax.lang.model.element.TypeElement Summary:
getEnclosedElements,   getEnclosingElement,   getInterfaces,   getNestingKind,   getQualifiedName,   getSimpleName,   getSuperclass,   getTypeParameters
Method from javax.lang.model.element.TypeElement Detail:
 public List<Element> getEnclosedElements()

    Note that as a particular instance of the {@linkplain javax.lang.model.element general accuracy requirements} and the ordering behavior required of this interface, the list of enclosed elements will be returned in the natural order for the originating source of information about the type. For example, if the information about the type is originating from a source file, the elements will be returned in source code order. (However, in that case the the ordering of synthesized elements, such as a default constructor, is not specified.)

 public Element getEnclosingElement()
    Returns the package of a top-level type and returns the immediately lexically enclosing element for a {@linkplain NestingKind#isNested nested} type.
 public List<TypeMirror> getInterfaces()
    Returns the interface types directly implemented by this class or extended by this interface.
 public NestingKind getNestingKind()
    Returns the nesting kind of this type element.
 public Name getQualifiedName()
    Returns the fully qualified name of this type element. More precisely, it returns the canonical name. For local and anonymous classes, which do not have canonical names, an empty name is returned.

    The name of a generic type does not include any reference to its formal type parameters. For example, the fully qualified name of the interface {@code java.util.Set} is "{@code java.util.Set}". Nested types use "{@code .}" as a separator, as in "{@code java.util.Map.Entry}".

 public Name getSimpleName()
    Returns the simple name of this type element. For an anonymous class, an empty name is returned.
 public TypeMirror getSuperclass()
    Returns the direct superclass of this type element. If this type element represents an interface or the class {@code java.lang.Object}, then a NoType with kind NONE is returned.
 public List<TypeParameterElement> getTypeParameters()
    Returns the formal type parameters of this type element in declaration order.