IMetaDataImport::GetCustomAttributeByName Method

Gets the custom attribute, given its name and owner.

Syntax

HRESULT GetCustomAttributeByName (  
   [in]  mdToken          tkObj,  
   [in]  LPCWSTR          szName,  
   [out] const void       **ppData,  
   [out] ULONG            *pcbData  
);  

Parameters

tkObj
[in] A metadata token representing the object that owns the custom attribute.

szName
[in] The name of the custom attribute.

ppData
[out] A pointer to an array of data that is the value of the custom attribute.

pcbData
[out] The size in bytes of the data returned in *ppData.

Remarks

It is legal to define multiple custom attributes for the same owner; they may even have the same name. However, GetCustomAttributeByName returns only one instance. (GetCustomAttributeByName returns the first instance that it encounters.) To find all instances of a custom attribute, call the IMetaDataImport::EnumCustomAttributes method.

Requirements

Platforms: See System Requirements.

Header: Cor.h

Library: Included as a resource in MsCorEE.dll

.NET Framework Versions: Available since 1.0

See Also

IMetaDataImport Interface
IMetaDataImport2 Interface