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1   /*******************************************************************************
2    * Portions created by Sebastian Thomschke are copyright (c) 2005-2011 Sebastian
3    * Thomschke.
4    * 
5    * All Rights Reserved. This program and the accompanying materials
6    * are made available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0
7    * which accompanies this distribution, and is available at
8    * http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html
9    * 
10   * Contributors:
11   *     Sebastian Thomschke - initial implementation.
12   *******************************************************************************/
13  package net.sf.oval.guard;
14  
15  import java.lang.annotation.Documented;
16  import java.lang.annotation.ElementType;
17  import java.lang.annotation.Retention;
18  import java.lang.annotation.RetentionPolicy;
19  import java.lang.annotation.Target;
20  
21  /**
22   * Before the annotated method is executed all field and getter constraints 
23   * (invariants) of this object are validated.
24   * 
25   * If constraint violations occur, the annotated method will not be executed 
26   * instead it will throw a ConstraintsViolatedException exception.<br> 
27   *
28   * @author Sebastian Thomschke
29   */
30  @Documented
31  @Retention(RetentionPolicy.RUNTIME)
32  @Target({ElementType.METHOD})
33  public @interface PreValidateThis
34  {
35  	//
36  }