Annotation Type ExternalizeVerifier
@Documented @Retention(SOURCE) @Target(TYPE) public @interface ExternalizeVerifier
Class annotation used to assist in the creation of
@ExternalizeVerifierannotation instructs the compiler to check that a class has
readExternal()methods, implements the
Externalizableinterface and that each property (and optionally field) is not final and, optionally for non-primitives, has a type which is either
Serializable. Properties or fields marked as
transientare ignored. This annotation is typically used in conjunction with the
@ExternalizeMethodsannotation but most usually not directly but rather via
@AutoExternalizablewhich is a shortcut for both annotations.
Optional Element Summary
Optional Elements Modifier and Type Optional Element Description
booleanTurns on strict type checking for property (or field) types.
java.lang.StringComma separated list of property names to exclude from externalization verification.
booleanInclude fields as well as properties when verifying externalization properties.
excludesjava.lang.String excludesComma separated list of property names to exclude from externalization verification. For convenience, a String with comma separated names can be used in addition to an array (using Groovy's literal list notation) of String values.
includeFieldsboolean includeFieldsInclude fields as well as properties when verifying externalization properties.
checkPropertyTypesboolean checkPropertyTypesTurns on strict type checking for property (or field) types. In strict mode, such types must also implement Serializable or Externalizable. If your properties have interface types that don't implement Serializable but all the concrete implementations do, or the type is of a non-Serializable class but the property will be null at runtime, then your instances will still be serializable but you can't turn on strict checking.