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On Friday, February 3, we posted a Friday Puzzle that shows a PowerShell function and a PowerShell class method that contain the same command sequence, including a statement with the Return keyword. The puzzle asks: What does the function return? What…

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How does the Return keyword in PowerShell functions differ from the Return keyword in PowerShell classes? We'll demo both and explain how they work, diving deeply into the rules for using the Return keyword in class methods.

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Step-by-step instructions for creating PowerShell help files in Markdown and HTML. Works for all command types, all module types, and all help formats, including cmdlet help, About topics, and even comment-based help.

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Have you been keeping an eye on the SAPIEN Information Center? If not, here are some articles you may have missed! Rebuild in PowerShell HelpWriter: Two ways to update help from code by June Blender, January 31, 2017 The Rebuild feature creates a new XML…

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Today we released a new build of PowerShell HelpWriter 2017 (v2.1.33). In this article, we will discuss the new features introduced in this build.   Exporting Help We added the ability to export the help files into two useful file formats: Markdown HTML…

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The Rebuild feature creates a new XML help file for an existing help project. You use the Rebuild feature when the code in your module changes or a new version of the module becomes available.

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Learn how to use the new Rebuild feature in PowerShell HelpWriter, which creates a new help file when the code in your module changes.

Learn how to use its two options:
-- "Rebuild using path" rebuilds help from the same version of the module.
-- "Rebuild using name" rebuilds help from the newest version of the module.

To try it for yourself (no cost!), https://www.sapien.com/software/powershell_helpwriter

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On Friday, January 20, 2017, I posted the following puzzle on Twitter and Facebook (and here!). It shows a Get-ChildItem command where the value of the Path parameter is $PSHome, the Windows PowerShell installation directory, and the value of the Include…

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Validating input to PowerShell commands is critical. When I teach folks how to create PowerShell GUIs, we always discuss validating input that the user enters in a textbox. Something about that big empty box and its varied audience reminds PowerShell scripters that they should validate input...

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This step-by-step walks you through the process of adding icons to a ListView control dynamically. Create an ImageList, add images, associate the ImageList with the ListView, and write the PowerShell script that selects the correct icon for each row in the ListView. Designed for GUI beginners with examples in PowerShell.
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