MemberInfo.GetCustomAttributes Method (Boolean)

When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of all custom attributes applied to this member.

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

abstract GetCustomAttributes : 
        inherit:bool -> Object[] 

Parameters

inherit
Type: System.Boolean

true to search this member's inheritance chain to find the attributes; otherwise, false. This parameter is ignored for properties and events; see Remarks.

Return Value

Type: System.Object[]
An array that contains all the custom attributes applied to this member, or an array with zero elements if no attributes are defined.

Implements

ICustomAttributeProvider.GetCustomAttributes(Boolean)
_MemberInfo.GetCustomAttributes(Boolean)

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

This member belongs to a type that is loaded into the reflection-only context. See How to: Load Assemblies into the Reflection-Only Context.

TypeLoadException

A custom attribute type could not be loaded.

This method ignores the inherit parameter for properties and events. To search the inheritance chain for attributes on properties and events, use the appropriate overloads of the Attribute.GetCustomAttributes method.

NoteNote

   In the .NET Framework version 2.0, this method returns security attributes on methods, constructors, and types if they are stored in the new metadata format. Assemblies compiled with version 2.0 use this format. Dynamic assemblies and assemblies compiled with earlier versions of the .NET Framework use the old XML format. See Emitting Declarative Security Attributes.

The following example defines a custom attribute and associates the attribute with MyClass.MyMethod, retrieves the attribute at run time, and displays the result.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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