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MemberInfo.GetCustomAttributes Method (Type, Boolean)

When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of custom attributes applied to this member and identified by Type.

Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public abstract Object[] GetCustomAttributes(
	Type attributeType,
	bool inherit
)

Parameters

attributeType
Type: System.Type
The type of attribute to search for. Only attributes that are assignable to this type are returned.
inherit
Type: System.Boolean
true to search this member's inheritance chain to find the attributes; otherwise, false. This parameter is ignored for properties and events; see Remarks.

Return Value

Type: System.Object[]
An array of custom attributes applied to this member, or an array with zero elements if no attributes assignable to attributeType have been applied.

Implements

ICustomAttributeProvider.GetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean)
_MemberInfo.GetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean)

ExceptionCondition
TypeLoadException

A custom attribute type cannot be loaded.

ArgumentNullException

If attributeType is null.

InvalidOperationException

This member belongs to a type that is loaded into the reflection-only context. See How to: Load Assemblies into the Reflection-Only Context.

This method ignores the inherit parameter for properties and events. To search the inheritance chain for attributes on properties and events, use the appropriate overloads of the Attribute.GetCustomAttributes method.

NoteNote

In the .NET Framework version 2.0, this method returns security attributes on methods, constructors, and types if the attributes are stored in the new metadata format. Assemblies compiled with version 2.0 use this format. Dynamic assemblies and assemblies compiled with earlier versions of the .NET Framework use the old XML format. See Emitting Declarative Security Attributes.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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