Attribute.GetCustomAttributes Method (Assembly, Type, Boolean)

Retrieves an array of the custom attributes applied to an assembly. Parameters specify the assembly, the type of the custom attribute to search for, and an ignored search option.

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

public static Attribute[] GetCustomAttributes(
	Assembly element,
	Type attributeType,
	bool inherit


Type: System.Reflection.Assembly
An object derived from the Assembly class that describes a reusable collection of modules.
Type: System.Type
The type, or a base type, of the custom attribute to search for.
Type: System.Boolean
This parameter is ignored, and does not affect the operation of this method.

Return Value

Type: System.Attribute[]
An Attribute array that contains the custom attributes of type attributeType applied to element, or an empty array if no such custom attributes exist.


element or attributeType is null.


attributeType is not derived from Attribute.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.