Attribute.GetCustomAttributes Method (Assembly, Type)

Retrieves an array of the custom attributes applied to an assembly. Parameters specify the assembly, and the type of the custom attribute to search for.

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


Public Shared Function GetCustomAttributes ( _
    element As Assembly, _
    attributeType As Type _
) As Attribute()
public static Attribute[] GetCustomAttributes(
    Assembly element,
    Type attributeType


  • attributeType
    Type: System.Type
    The type, or a base type, of the custom attribute to search for.

Return Value

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


Exception Condition

element or attributeType is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


attributeType is not derived from Attribute.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.