Powershell

Beware of -match

The -match operator is frequently used in scripts however not everyone seems to understand how it really works. It can be a really dangerous filter...

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Avoid Add-Member (Part 3)

In the previous tip we looked at a number of clever alternatives to avoid Add-Member when creating your own new objects. While using hash tables to...

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Avoid Add-Member (Part 2)

In the previous tip we looked at creating simple data objects, and it became evident that instead of using Add-Member, you can cast a hash table to...

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Avoid Add-Member (Part 1)

Often the cmdlet Add-Member is used to create simple objects like this: $user = New-Object -TypeName psobject | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty...

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Important Keyboard Shortcuts

Two of the most important keyboard shortcuts in any PowerShell environment – whether console, ISE, or VSCode – are TAB and CTRL+SPACE. TAB triggers...

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Outputting Color

Occasionally, PowerShell code is supposed to output warnings and reports, so colors can add more readability to it. Traditionally, PowerShell...

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Logging Variable Types

As part of your debugging and quality control you may want to log the data that gets assigned to individual variables. For example, you may want to...

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Creating World Map Graphs

If you have data related to countries, you may want to visualize and highlight this geographic data. Classic bar- and chart-graphs won’t always work...

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