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Attribute.GetCustomAttribute Method (Assembly, Type, Boolean)

Retrieves a custom attribute applied to an assembly. Parameters specify the assembly, the type of the custom attribute to search for, and an ignored search option.

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

public static Attribute GetCustomAttribute(
	Assembly element,
	Type attributeType,
	bool inherit
)

Parameters

element
Type: System.Reflection.Assembly
An object derived from the Assembly class that describes a reusable collection of modules.
attributeType
Type: System.Type
The type, or a base type, of the custom attribute to search for.
inherit
Type: System.Boolean
This parameter is ignored, and does not affect the operation of this method.

Return Value

Type: System.Attribute
A reference to the single custom attribute of type attributeType that is applied to element, or null if there is no such attribute.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

element or attributeType is null.

ArgumentException

attributeType is not derived from Attribute.

AmbiguousMatchException

More than one of the requested attributes was found.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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