PropertyInfo.Attributes Property


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Gets the attributes for this property.

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

abstract Attributes : PropertyAttributes with get

Property Value

Type: System.Reflection.PropertyAttributes

The attributes of this property.

The Attributes property returns the attributes associated with the property represented by this PropertyInfo object. The attributes are primarily modifiers applied by a compiler when creating a property; they indicate whether a property is the default property, a SpecialName property, and so on. Note that, for almost all properties found in types in the .NET Framework class library, the value of the Attributes property is PropertyAttributes.None.


In most cases, you probably want to retrieve the custom attributes associated with a property. To do this, retrieve the value of the CustomAttributes property, or call one of the overloads of the GetCustomAttributes method.

To get the Attributes property:

  1. Get a Type object that represents the type to which the property belongs.

  2. Get the PropertyInfo object by calling an overload of the Type.GetProperty method.

  3. Retrieve the property's attributes from the Attributes property.

You can define the attributes of a property for a type created dynamically using reflection emit by calling an overload of the DefineProperty method and supplying a value for the attributes argument.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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