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Gets the first assembly attribute of the specified type from the assembly it is called from.


/// <summary>
/// Extension methods for dealing with an assembly
/// </summary>
public static class AssemblyExtensions
    /// <summary>
    /// Loads the configuration from assembly attributes
    /// </summary>
    /// <typeparam name="T">The type of the custom attribute to find.</typeparam>
    /// <param name="callingAssembly">The calling assembly to search.</param>
    /// <returns>The custom attribute of type T, if found.</returns>
    public static T GetAttribute<T>(this Assembly callingAssembly) 
			where T : Attribute
        T result = null;

        // Try to find the configuration attribute for the default logger if it exists
        object[] configAttributes = Attribute.GetCustomAttributes(callingAssembly,
				typeof(T), false);

        // get just the first one
        if (!configAttributes.IsNullOrEmpty())
            result = (T)configAttributes[0];

        return result;


var attribute = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetAttribute<InstallPerformanceCounterAttribute>();

Author: James Michael Hare (BlackRabbitCoder)

Submitted on: 14 okt 2010

Language: C#

Type: System.Reflection.Assembly

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