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EnumBuilder.GetCustomAttributes Method (Type, Boolean)

Returns the custom attributes identified by the given type.

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

Public Overrides Function GetCustomAttributes ( _
	attributeType As Type, _
	inherit As Boolean _
) As Object()


Type: System.Type
The Type object to which the custom attributes are applied.
Type: System.Boolean
Specifies whether to search this member's inheritance chain to find the attributes.

Return Value

Type: System.Object()
Returns an array of objects representing the attributes of this constructor that are of Type attributeType.


ICustomAttributeProvider.GetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean)
_MemberInfo.GetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean)


This method is not currently supported in types that are not complete.

As a workaround, to retrieve the custom attributes of a finished type, retrieve the type using Type.GetType and call MemberInfo.GetCustomAttributes on the returned Type.

The following code sample illustrates the use of GetCustomAttribute in the context of EnumBuilder.

<AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.All, AllowMultiple := False)>  _
Public Class MyAttribute
   Inherits Attribute
   Public myString As String
   Public myInteger As Integer

   Public Sub New(myString1 As String, myInteger1 As Integer)
      Me.myString = myString1
      Me.myInteger = myInteger1
   End Sub 'New
End Class 'MyAttribute

Class MyApplication
   Private Shared myAssemblyBuilder As AssemblyBuilder
   Private Shared myEnumBuilder As EnumBuilder

   Public Shared Sub Main()
         If myEnumBuilder.IsDefined(GetType(MyAttribute), False) Then
            Dim myAttributesArray As Object() = myEnumBuilder.GetCustomAttributes _
                                                      (GetType(MyAttribute), False)
            Console.WriteLine("Custom attribute contains: ")
            ' Read the attributes and display them on the console.
            Dim index As Integer
            For index = 0 To myAttributesArray.Length - 1
               If TypeOf myAttributesArray(index) Is MyAttribute Then
                  Console.WriteLine("The value of myString  is: " + CType(myAttributesArray(index), _
                  Console.WriteLine("The value of myInteger is: " + CType(myAttributesArray(index), _
               End If
            Next index
            Console.WriteLine("Custom Attributes are not set for the EnumBuilder")
         End If
      Catch e As Exception
         Console.WriteLine("The following exception is raised:" + e.Message)
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main

   Private Shared Sub CreateCallee(domain As AppDomain)
      ' Create a name for the assembly.
      Dim myAssemblyName As New AssemblyName()
      myAssemblyName.Name = "EmittedAssembly"

      ' Create the dynamic assembly.
      myAssemblyBuilder = domain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.Run)

      Dim myType As Type = GetType(MyAttribute)
      Dim myInfo As ConstructorInfo = myType.GetConstructor(New Type(1) {GetType(String), _
      Dim myCustomAttributeBuilder As New CustomAttributeBuilder(myInfo, New Object(1) {"Hello", 2})

      ' Create a dynamic module.
      Dim myModuleBuilder As ModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.DefineDynamicModule("EmittedModule")

      ' Create a dynamic Enum.
      myEnumBuilder = myModuleBuilder.DefineEnum("MyNamespace.MyEnum", TypeAttributes.Public, _

      Dim myFieldBuilder1 As FieldBuilder = myEnumBuilder.DefineLiteral("FieldOne", 1)
      Dim myFieldBuilder2 As FieldBuilder = myEnumBuilder.DefineLiteral("FieldTwo", 2)

   End Sub 'CreateCallee
End Class 'MyApplication

.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.