CustomAttributeExtensions.GetCustomAttribute Method (MemberInfo, Type, Boolean)

May 11, 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 Attribute GetCustomAttribute(
	this MemberInfo element,
	Type attributeType,
	bool inherit
)

Parameters

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

Return Value

Type: System.Attribute
A custom attribute that matches attributeType, 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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