CustomAttributeExtensions.GetCustomAttribute Method (MemberInfo, Type, Boolean)

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

Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member.

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


<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function GetCustomAttribute ( _
    element As MemberInfo, _
    attributeType As Type, _
    inherit As Boolean _
) As Attribute
public static Attribute GetCustomAttribute(
    this MemberInfo element,
    Type attributeType,
    bool inherit


  • inherit
    Type: System..::.Boolean
    true to inspect the ancestors of element; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System..::.Attribute
A custom attribute that matches attributeType, or nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) 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.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

See Also


CustomAttributeExtensions Class

GetCustomAttribute Overload

System.Reflection Namespace