CustomAttributeExtensions.GetCustomAttributes(Of T) Method (MemberInfo, Boolean)

.NET Framework (current version)

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Retrieves a collection of custom attributes of a specified type that are applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member.

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

Public Shared Function GetCustomAttributes(Of T As Attribute) (
	element As MemberInfo,
	inherit As Boolean
) As IEnumerable(Of T)


Type: System.Reflection.MemberInfo

The member to inspect.

Type: System.Boolean

true to inspect the ancestors of element; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of T)

A collection of the custom attributes that are applied to element and that match T, or an empty collection if no such attributes exist.

Type Parameters


The type of attribute to search for.

Exception Condition

element is null.


element is not a constructor, method, property, event, type, or field.


A custom attribute type cannot be loaded.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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