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Examples of Cmdlet Code

This section contains examples of cmdlet code that you can use to start writing your own cmdlets.

Important Note:
If you want step-by-step instructions for writing cmdlets, see Tutorials for Writing Cmdlets.

In This Section

How to Write a Simple Cmdlet
This example shows the basic structure of cmdlet code.

How to Declare Cmdlet Parameters
This example shows how to declare the different types of parameters.

How to Declare Parameter Sets
This example shows how to declare sets of parameters that can change the action a cmdlet performs.

How to Validate Parameter Input
These examples show how to validate parameter input.

How to Declare Dynamic Parameters
This example shows how to declare a parameter that is added at runtime.

How to Invoke Scripts Within a Cmdlet
This example shows how to invoke a script that is supplied to a cmdlet.

How to Override Input Processing Methods
These examples show the basic structure used to override the BeginProcessing, ProcessRecord, and EndProcessing methods.

How to Request Confirmations
This example shows how the ShouldProcess and ShouldContinue methods should be called from within a cmdlet.

How to Support Transactions
This example shows how to indicate that the cmdlet supports transactions and how to implement the action that is taken when the cmdlet is used within a transaction.

How to Support Jobs
This example shows how to support jobs when you write cmdlets.

How to Invoke a Cmdlet from Within a Cmdlet
This example shows how to invoke a cmdlet from within another cmdlet, which allows you to add the functionality of the invoked cmdlet to the cmdlet you are developing.

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