ICustomAttributeProvider.GetCustomAttributes Method (Type, Boolean)

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Returns an array of custom attributes defined on this member, identified by type, or an empty array if there are no custom attributes of that type.

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


Function GetCustomAttributes ( _
    attributeType As Type, _
    inherit As Boolean _
) As Object()
Object[] GetCustomAttributes(
    Type attributeType,
    bool inherit


  • inherit
    Type: System..::.Boolean
    When true, look up the hierarchy chain for the inherited custom attribute.

Return Value

Type: array<System..::.Object>[]()[]
An array of Objects representing custom attributes, or an empty array.


Exception Condition

The custom attribute type cannot be loaded.


There is more than one attribute of type attributeType defined on this member.


If attributeType is a base class or interface, this method returns any implementation of that type.

This method returns custom attributes defined directly on a non-inherited member only.

Calling ICustomAttributeProvider..::.GetCustomAttributes on PropertyInfo or EventInfo when the inherit parameter of GetCustomAttributes is true does not walk the type hierarchy. Use System..::.Attribute to inherit custom attributes.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


ICustomAttributeProvider Interface

GetCustomAttributes Overload

System.Reflection Namespace