Attribute.GetCustomAttribute Method (MemberInfo, Type, Boolean)
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Retrieves a custom attribute applied to a member of a type. Parameters specify the member, the type of the custom attribute to search for, and whether to search ancestors of the member.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static Attribute GetCustomAttribute( MemberInfo element, Type attributeType, bool inherit )
- Type: System.Reflection.MemberInfo
An object derived from the MemberInfo class that describes a constructor, event, field, method, or property member of a class.
- Type: System.Type
The type, or a base type, of the custom attribute to search for.
- Type: System.Boolean
If true, specifies to also search the ancestors of element for custom attributes.
Return ValueType: System.Attribute
A reference to the single custom attribute of type attributeType that is applied to element, or null if there is no such attribute.
element or attributeType is null.
attributeType is not derived from Attribute.
element is not a constructor, method, property, event, type, or field.
More than one of the requested attributes was found.
A custom attribute type cannot be loaded.