ActionPreference Enumeration

 

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.

Namespace:   System.Management.Automation
Assembly:  System.Management.Automation (in System.Management.Automation.dll)

public enum ActionPreference

Member nameDescription
Continue

Handle this event as normal and continue

Ignore

Ignore the event completely (not even logging it to the target stream)

Inquire

Ask whether to stop or continue

SilentlyContinue

Ignore this event and continue

Stop

Stop the command

Suspend

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.

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