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Cmdlet::WriteProgress Method (ProgressRecord^)


Updated: April 27, 2016

Applies To: Windows PowerShell

Writes a progress record to the host.

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

void WriteProgress(
	ProgressRecord^ progressRecord


Type: System.Management.Automation::ProgressRecord^

A ProgressRecord object that describes the progress of the operation being performed by the cmdlet.

Exception Condition

The pipeline is stopped. The pipeline was terminated either before the call was made or while the call was in progress. By default, the cmdlet should allow the caller of the processing record method to catch this exception.


The call cannot be completed at this time or cannot be completed from this thread. For more information, see the following Remarks section.

This method is called to display the progress of a cmdlet when it is performing an operation that takes a long time.

This method can be called only from within the cmdlet implementation of the BeginProcessing, ProcessRecord, and EndProcessing methods and only from that thread. If the call is made outside one of these implementations or from another thread, an InvalidOperationException exception is thrown.

By default, progress information is displayed. However, this behavior can be changed by configuring the ProgressPreference shell variable.

For more information about cmdlets, see Windows PowerShell Cmdlets.

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