CustomAttributeExtensions.GetCustomAttribute<T> Method (Assembly)

.NET Framework (current version)

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Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified assembly.

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

public static T GetCustomAttribute<T>(
	this Assembly element
where T : Attribute


Type: System.Reflection.Assembly

The assembly to inspect.

Return Value

Type: T

A custom attribute that matches T, or null if no such attribute is found.

Type Parameters


The type of attribute to search for.

Exception Condition

element is null.


More than one of the requested attributes was found.

Use the GetCustomAttributes extension method if you expect more than one value to be returned, or AmbiguousMatchException will be thrown.

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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