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TypeDelegator.GetCustomAttributes Method (Type, Boolean)

Returns an array of custom attributes identified by type.

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

public override Object[] GetCustomAttributes (
	Type attributeType,
	bool inherit
public Object[] GetCustomAttributes (
	Type attributeType, 
	boolean inherit
public override function GetCustomAttributes (
	attributeType : Type, 
	inherit : boolean
) : Object[]
Not applicable.



An array of custom attributes identified by type.


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

Return Value

An array of objects containing the custom attributes defined in this type that match the attributeType parameter, specifying whether to search the type's inheritance chain, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if no custom attributes are defined on this type.

Exception typeCondition


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


A custom attribute type cannot be loaded.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0