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PropertyInfo.Attributes Property

Gets the attributes for this property.

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

public abstract PropertyAttributes Attributes { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Reflection.PropertyAttributes
Attributes of this property.



This property represents the attributes associated with a member. All members have a set of attributes that are defined in relation to the specific type of member. The property attributes let the user know if this property is the default property, a SpecialName property, and so on.

To get the Attributes property, first get the class type. From the type, get the PropertyInfo. From the PropertyInfo, get the attributes.

The following example displays the attributes of the specified property.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class Myproperty
    private string caption = "Default caption";
    public string Caption
        get{return caption;}
        set {if(caption!=value) {caption = value;}

class Mypropertyinfo
    public static int Main(string[] args)

        // Define a property.
        Myproperty Myproperty = new Myproperty();
        Console.Write("\nMyproperty.Caption = " + Myproperty.Caption);

        // Get the type and PropertyInfo.
        Type MyType = Type.GetType("Myproperty");
        PropertyInfo Mypropertyinfo = MyType.GetProperty("Caption");

        // Get and display the attributes property.
        PropertyAttributes Myattributes = Mypropertyinfo.Attributes;

        Console.Write("\nPropertyAttributes - " + Myattributes.ToString());

        return 0;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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