Efficiently Produce Comma-Separated Strings

by Jan 19, 2018

Here is a super simple approach to create a list of quoted strings:

& { "'$($args -join "','")'" } hello this is a test

Here is the result:


This approach effectively makes use of PowerShell’s “Command Mode” where literals are treated as arguments. You could even pipe this to Set-Clipboard and then paste it back into your code. This is much easier than having to manually put quotes around each string.

PS> & { "'$($args -join "','")'" } hello this is a test  | Set-ClipBoard

PS> Get-ClipBoard

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