Updated: April 27, 2016
Applies To: Windows PowerShell
Defines the Action Preference options. These options determine what will happen when a particular type of event occurs. For example, setting shell variable ErrorActionPreference to "Stop" will cause the command to stop when an otherwise non-terminating error occurs.
Assembly: System.Management.Automation (in System.Management.Automation.dll)
Handle this event as normal and continue
Ignore the event completely (not even logging it to the target stream)
Ask whether to stop or continue
Ignore this event and continue
Stop the command
Suspend the command for further diagnosis. Supported only for workflows.
The actions that the Windows PowerShell runtime takes are also referred to as policies. For example, if a cmdlet ErrorAction parameter is set to SilentlyContinue, the cmdlet runs under a SilentlyContinue policy.