CmdletProvider.ShouldProcess Method (String, String)
Assembly: System.Management.Automation (in System.Management.Automation.dll)
The name of the resource to be changed.
The action to be taken.
Return ValueA Boolean value that indicates true when the user wants the provider to perform the operation. If false is returned, the operation should not be performed and the provider should move to the next resource.
The pipeline is stopped. The pipeline was terminated either before the call was made or while the call was in progress. In general, the Windows PowerShell provider should allow the caller of the processing record method to catch this exception.
Also, if the pipeline was terminated because of ActionPreference.Stop or ActionPreference.Inquire, the command failure will ultimately be ActionPreferenceStopException.
When the provider calls the ShouldProcess(String,String,String) method, the Windows PowerShell runtime handles any command-line settings or preference variables when it determines what is shown to the user or what should be returned.
Windows PowerShell provides two methods that the Windows PowerShell provider can call to confirm an operation with the user: ShouldProcess and ShouldContinue. The second method, the ShouldContinue method, is used to get a confirmation from the user in cases where the change is significant or when you want to provide yes-to-all and no-to-all options to the user. In addition, in contrast to ShouldProcess calls, a call to ShouldContinue is not affected by command-line settings or preference variables; the query is always displayed to the user.
For more information about providers, see Windows PowerShell Providers.
Target PlatformsWindows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows CE, Windows Server 2008, Windows 98 Second Edition, Pocket PC, Smart Phone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, Windows Developer Preview, Windows Server Developer Preview
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