MemberInfo.GetCustomAttributes Method (Type, Boolean)

When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of custom attributes identified by Type.

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

public abstract Object[] GetCustomAttributes (
	Type attributeType,
	bool inherit
public abstract Object[] GetCustomAttributes (
	Type attributeType, 
	boolean inherit
public abstract function GetCustomAttributes (
	attributeType : Type, 
	inherit : boolean
) : Object[]



The type of attribute to search for. Only attributes that are assignable to this type are returned.


Specifies whether to search this member's inheritance chain to find the attributes.

Return Value

An array of custom attributes applied to this member, or an array with zero (0) elements if no attributes have been applied.

Exception typeCondition


The custom attribute type cannot be loaded.


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

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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