CustomAttributeExtensions.GetCustomAttribute Method (Module, Type)

.NET Framework 4.5

Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified module.

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

static member GetCustomAttribute : 
        element:Module * 
        attributeType:Type -> Attribute

Parameters

element
Type: System.Reflection.Module

The module to inspect.

attributeType
Type: System.Type

The type of attribute to search for.

Return Value

Type: System.Attribute
A custom attribute that matches attributeType, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if no such attribute is found.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type Module. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

element or attributeType is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ArgumentException

attributeType is not derived from Attribute.

AmbiguousMatchException

More than one of the requested attributes was found.

Use the GetCustomAttributes extension method if you expect more than one value to be returned, or AmbiguousMatchException will be thrown.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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