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Attribute.GetCustomAttributes Method (MemberInfo, Type, Boolean)

Retrieves an array of the custom attributes applied to a member of a type. Parameters specify the member, the type of the custom attribute to search for, and whether to search ancestors of the member.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static Attribute[] GetCustomAttributes(
	MemberInfo element,
	Type type,
	bool inherit
)

Parameters

element
Type: System.Reflection.MemberInfo
An object derived from the MemberInfo class that describes a constructor, event, field, method, or property member of a class.
type
Type: System.Type
The type, or a base type, of the custom attribute to search for.
inherit
Type: System.Boolean
If true, specifies to also search the ancestors of element for custom attributes.

Return Value

Type: System.Attribute[]
An Attribute array that contains the custom attributes of type type applied to element, or an empty array if no such custom attributes exist.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

element or type is null.

ArgumentException

type is not derived from Attribute.

NotSupportedException

element is not a constructor, method, property, event, type, or field.

TypeLoadException

A custom attribute type cannot be loaded.

The return value contains the custom attributes for ancestors of element if inherit is true.

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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