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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


Type: System.Type

An array of custom attributes identified by type.

Type: System.Boolean

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

Return Value

Type: System.Object[]
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 null if no custom attributes are defined on this type.


ICustomAttributeProvider.GetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean)
_MemberInfo.GetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean)


attributeType is null.


A custom attribute type cannot be loaded.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0