Attribute.GetCustomAttribute Method (Module, Type)

Retrieves a custom attribute applied to a module. Parameters specify the module, and the type of the custom attribute to search for.

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


Public Shared Function GetCustomAttribute ( _
    element As Module, _
    attributeType As Type _
) As Attribute
public static Attribute GetCustomAttribute(
    Module element,
    Type attributeType


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

Return Value

Type: System.Attribute
A reference to the single custom attribute of type attributeType that is applied to element, or nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if there is no such attribute.


Exception Condition

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


attributeType is not derived from Attribute.


More than one of the requested attributes was found.

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.