CustomAttributeExtensions.GetCustomAttribute<T> Method (MemberInfo, Boolean)

July 28, 2014

Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member.

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

public static T GetCustomAttribute<T>(
	this MemberInfo element,
	bool inherit
)
where T : Attribute

Type Parameters

T

The type of attribute to search for.

Parameters

element
Type: System.Reflection.MemberInfo
The member to inspect.
inherit
Type: System.Boolean
true to inspect the ancestors of element; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: T
A custom attribute that matches T, or null 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 MemberInfo. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

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