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Missing '@Deprecated' annotation

Reports module declarations, classes, fields, or methods that have the @deprecated Javadoc tag but do not have the @java.lang.Deprecated annotation.


/** * @deprecated use {@code example()} instead */ void sample(){ }

After the quick-fix is applied:

/** * @deprecated use {@code example()} instead */ @Deprecated void sample(){ }

Locating this inspection


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This inspection reports only if the language level of the project or module is 5 or higher.

Use the checkbox below to report members annotated with @Deprecated without an explanation in a Javadoc @deprecated tag.

This inspection depends on the Java feature 'Annotations' which is available since Java 5.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Missing '@Deprecated' annotation inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Warn on missing @deprecated Javadoc tag explanation

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By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024