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Java Java Annotations Writing Your Own Annotation Declaring an Annotation

In LiveTweet.java below, declare an annotation named LiveTweet.

Hoping someone can help me with this challenge. I really don't understand what it's trying to get me to do.

1 Answer

Daniel Vargas
Daniel Vargas
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You just have to do the exact same thing Chris did in the video, if you want to declare an annotation you should use @interface:

public @interface theNameOfYourAnnotation {


In the second part they just ask you to annotate your new annotation using @Retention(RetentionPolicy.RUNTIME). Just put that above of your annotation:

public @interface theNameOfYourAnnotation {


Remember you should also import Retention and RetentionPolicy

import java.lang.annotation.Retention;
import java.lang.annotation.RetentionPolicy;

I tried to answer you without directly giving you the answer, however is not that far away. I hope I was able to be clear.

Hey Daniel, thanks a lot.

I guess I was just really over thinking it and confusing myself. I didn't realize I was supposed to use the @Interface. I thought somehow I was supposed to create a new annotation as @LiveTweet. Once I saw that's what I was supposed to do, it was all very clear.

Thanks again!