The <type> element declares an imported type (such as Properties) that represents a Java class (such as java.util.Properties). After you have declared the type, you can create variables based on the type, create an instance of the Java class, and call methods on the instance (see Creating an imported type for a Java class).

A type can also be used for directly calling static methods (no need to instantiate).

The <type> element must occur inside a <import> element.