CustomAttributeData.GetCustomAttributes Method (Assembly)


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Returns a list of CustomAttributeData objects representing data about the attributes that have been applied to the target assembly.

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

static member GetCustomAttributes : 
        target:Assembly -> IList<CustomAttributeData>


Type: System.Reflection.Assembly

The assembly whose custom attribute data is to be retrieved.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IList<CustomAttributeData>

A list of objects that represent data about the attributes that have been applied to the target assembly.

Exception Condition

target is null.

This method provides an alternative to the GetCustomAttributes method that can always be used in the Reflection-only context.

The following example defines a custom attribute with four constructors and four properties. Two of the properties are read-only, and are set by using the positional parameters of the constructors. The other two properties are read/write, and can be set only by using named arguments. One positional property is an array of strings, and one named property is an array of integers.

The attribute is applied to the assembly, to a type declared in the assembly, to a method of the type, and to a parameter of the method. Different constructors are used for these cases. When executed, the assembly loads itself into the reflection-only context and displays the custom attributes.

The attribute that is applied to the type demonstrates array properties, with both positional and named arguments.

The GetCustomAttributes method is used in Main() to get the custom attributes applied to the assembly. The return value of the method is passed to the ShowAttributeData method.

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.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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