Attribute.IsDefined Method (MemberInfo, Type, Boolean)

July 28, 2014

Determines whether any custom attributes are 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)

'Declaration
Public Shared Function IsDefined ( _
	element As MemberInfo, _
	attributeType As Type, _
	inherit As Boolean _
) As Boolean

Parameters

element
Type: System.Reflection.MemberInfo
An object derived from the MemberInfo class that describes a constructor, event, field, method, type, or property member of a class.
attributeType
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.Boolean
true if a custom attribute of type attributeType is applied to element; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

element or attributeType is Nothing.

ArgumentException

attributeType is not derived from Attribute.

NotSupportedException

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

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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