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Attribute.GetCustomAttributes Method (MemberInfo, Type, Boolean)

.NET Framework 1.1

Retrieves an array of the custom attributes of a specified type applied to a specified member of a class or optionally inherited from a base class.

[Visual Basic]
Overloads Public Shared Function GetCustomAttributes( _
   ByVal element As MemberInfo, _
   ByVal type As Type, _
   ByVal inherit As Boolean _
) As Attribute()
public static Attribute[] GetCustomAttributes(
 MemberInfo element,
 Type type,
 bool inherit
public: static Attribute* GetCustomAttributes(
 MemberInfo* element,
 Type* type,
 bool inherit
) [];
public static function GetCustomAttributes(
   element : MemberInfo,
 type : Type,
 inherit : Boolean
) : Attribute[];


An object derived from class MemberInfo that describes a constructor, event, field, method, or property member of a class.
The Type object to which the custom attributes are applied.
If true, specifies to also search the ancestors of element for custom attributes.

Return Value

An Attribute array containing the custom attributes of type type applied to element.


An empty array if no such custom attributes exist.


Exception Type Condition
ArgumentNullException element or type is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
ArgumentException type is not derived from Attribute.
NotSupportedException element is not a constructor, method, property, event, type, or field.


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


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

Attribute Class | Attribute Members | System Namespace | Attribute.GetCustomAttributes Overload List