AttributeGetCustomAttributes Method
 

Retrieves an array of the custom attributes applied to a module. Parameters specify the module, and the type of the custom attribute to search for.

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

Syntax
public static Attribute[] GetCustomAttributes(
	Module element,
	Type attributeType
)
public:
static array<Attribute^>^ GetCustomAttributes(
	Module^ element,
	Type^ attributeType
)
static member GetCustomAttributes : 
        element:Module *
        attributeType:Type -> Attribute[]
Public Shared Function GetCustomAttributes (
	element As Module,
	attributeType As Type
) As Attribute()

Parameters

element
Type:

An object derived from the Module class that describes a portable executable file.

attributeType
Type:

The type, or a base type, of the custom attribute to search for.

Return Value

Type:

An Attribute array that contains the custom attributes of type attributeType applied to element, or an empty array if no such custom attributes exist.

Exceptions
Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

element or attributeType is null.

ArgumentException

attributeType is not derived from Attribute.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the use of GetCustomAttributes, taking a Module as a parameter.

using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.ComponentModel;

// Assign some attributes to the module.
[module:Description("A sample description")]

// Set the module's CLSCompliant attribute to false
// The CLSCompliant attribute is applicable for /target:module.
[module:CLSCompliant(false)]

namespace CustAttrs2CS {
    class DemoClass {
        static void Main(string[] args) {
            Type clsType = typeof(DemoClass);
            // Get the Module type to access its metadata.
            Module module = clsType.Module;

            // Iterate through all the attributes for the module.
            foreach(Attribute attr in Attribute.GetCustomAttributes(module)) {
                // Check for the Description attribute.
                if (attr.GetType() == typeof(DescriptionAttribute))
                    Console.WriteLine("Module {0} has the description " +
                        "\"{1}\".", module.Name, 
                        ((DescriptionAttribute)attr).Description);
                // Check for the CLSCompliant attribute.
                else if (attr.GetType() == typeof(CLSCompliantAttribute))
                    Console.WriteLine("Module {0} {1} CLSCompliant.",
                        module.Name,
                        ((CLSCompliantAttribute)attr).IsCompliant ? 
                            "is" : "is not");
            }
        }
    }
}

/*
 * Output:
 * Module CustAttrs2CS.exe is not CLSCompliant.
 * Module CustAttrs2CS.exe has the description "A sample description".
 */
Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.ComponentModel

' Give the Module some attributes.
<Module: Description("A sample description")> 

' Make the CLSCompliant attribute False.
' The CLSCompliant attribute is applicable for /target:module.
<Module: CLSCompliant(False)> 

Module DemoModule

    Sub Main()
        ' Get the Module type to access its metadata.
        Dim modType As Reflection.Module = GetType(DemoModule).Module
        Dim attr As Attribute
        ' Iterate through all the attributes for the module.
        For Each attr In Attribute.GetCustomAttributes(modType)
            ' Check for the Description attribute.
            If TypeOf attr Is DescriptionAttribute Then
                ' Convert the attribute to access its data.
                Dim descAttr As DescriptionAttribute = _
                    CType(attr, DescriptionAttribute)
                Console.WriteLine("Module {0} has the description ""{1}"".", _
                    modType.Name, descAttr.Description)

            ' Check for the CLSCompliant attribute.
            ElseIf TypeOf attr Is CLSCompliantAttribute Then
                ' Convert the attribute to access its data.
                Dim CLSCompAttr As CLSCompliantAttribute = _
                    CType(attr, CLSCompliantAttribute)
                Dim strCompliant As String
                If CLSCompAttr.IsCompliant Then
                    strCompliant = "is"
                Else
                    strCompliant = "is not"
                End If
                Console.WriteLine("Module {0} {1} CLSCompliant.", _
                    modType.Name, strCompliant)
            End If
        Next
    End Sub
End Module

' Output:
' Module CustAttrs2VB.exe has the description "A sample description".
' Module CustAttrs2VB.exe is not CLSCompliant.
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::ComponentModel;

// Assign some attributes to the module.
// Set the module's CLSCompliant attribute to false
// The CLSCompliant attribute is applicable for /target:module.
[module:Description("A sample description")];
[module:CLSCompliant(false)];
namespace CustAttrs2CS
{
   ref class DemoClass
   {
   public:
      static void Main()
      {
         Type^ clsType = DemoClass::typeid;

         // Get the Module type to access its metadata.
         Module^ module = clsType->Module;

         // Iterate through all the attributes for the module.
         System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum1 = Attribute::GetCustomAttributes( module )->GetEnumerator();
         while ( myEnum1->MoveNext() )
         {
            Attribute^ attr = safe_cast<Attribute^>(myEnum1->Current);

            // Check for the Description attribute.
            if ( attr->GetType() == DescriptionAttribute::typeid )
                        Console::WriteLine( "Module {0} has the description \"{1}\".", module->Name, (dynamic_cast<DescriptionAttribute^>(attr))->Description );
            // Check for the CLSCompliant attribute.
            else

            // Check for the CLSCompliant attribute.
            if ( attr->GetType() == CLSCompliantAttribute::typeid )
                        Console::WriteLine( "Module {0} {1} CLSCompliant.", module->Name, (dynamic_cast<CLSCompliantAttribute^>(attr))->IsCompliant ? (String^)"is" : "is not" );
         }
      }
   };
}


/*
 * Output:
 * Module CustAttrs2CS.exe is not CLSCompliant.
 * Module CustAttrs2CS.exe has the description "A sample description".
 */
Version Information
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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