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CustomAttributeExtensions.GetCustomAttribute Method (MemberInfo, Type)

Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member.

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

public static Attribute GetCustomAttribute(
	this MemberInfo element,
	Type attributeType


Type: System.Reflection.MemberInfo
The member to inspect.
Type: System.Type
The type of attribute to search for.

Return Value

Type: System.Attribute
A custom attribute that matches attributeType, or null if no such attribute is found.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type MemberInfo. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

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