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VerbsCommunications Class


Updated: April 27, 2016

Applies To: Windows PowerShell

Defines the communication verb names that can be used to name cmdlets.

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


Public NotInheritable Class VerbsCommunications


Specifies an action that creates a link between a source and a destination.


Specifies an action that breaks the link between a source and a destination.


Specifies an action that acquires information from a source. For example, the Read-Host cmdlet reads a line of input from the console.


Specifies an action that accepts information sent from a source. For example, the Receive-Job cmdlet retrieves the results of the Windows PowerShell background jobs in the current session.


Specifies an action that delivers information to a destination. For example, the Send-MailMessage cmdlet sends an e-mail message.


Specifies an action that adds information to a target. For example, the Write-Host cmdlet writes customized output to a host.

The verb portion of a cmdlet name specifies the action that is taken by the cmdlet and is specified by the Cmdlet attribute. For more information about the declaration syntax used to specify the Cmdlet attribute, see Cmdlet Attribute Declaration.

For more information about the guidelines for selecting verb names, see Approved Verbs for Windows PowerShell Commands.

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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