Attribute.GetCustomAttributes Method (ParameterInfo, Boolean)

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Retrieves an array of the custom attributes applied to a method parameter. Parameters specify the method parameter, and whether to search ancestors of the method parameter.

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


Public Shared Function GetCustomAttributes ( _
    element As ParameterInfo, _
    inherit As Boolean _
) As Attribute()
public static Attribute[] GetCustomAttributes(
    ParameterInfo element,
    bool inherit


  • inherit
    Type: System..::.Boolean
    If true, specifies to also search the ancestors of element for custom attributes.

Return Value

Type: array<System..::.Attribute>[]()[]
An Attribute array that contains the custom attributes applied to element, or an empty array if no such custom attributes exist.


Exception Condition

The Member property of element is nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


element is nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


A custom attribute type cannot be loaded.


If element represents a parameter in a method of a derived type, the return value includes the inheritable custom attributes applied to the same parameter in the overridden base methods.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


Attribute Class

GetCustomAttributes Overload

System Namespace