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PSSnapIn Class
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PSSnapIn Class

Serves as a base class for Windows PowerShell snap-ins that are used to register all the cmdlets and providers in an assembly. (Be aware that Windows PowerShell 2.0 introduced support for modules, which is the preferred method to add cmdlets and providers.)

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

Dim instance As PSSnapIn

public abstract class PSSnapIn : PSSnapInInstaller
public abstract class PSSnapIn extends PSSnapInInstaller
public abstract class PSSnapIn extends PSSnapInInstaller

This class should be used when you want to register all the cmdlets and providers in an assembly. If you want to register a subset of the cmdlets and providers in the assembly, or if you want to register cmdlets and providers that are in different assemblies, use the CustomPSSnapIn class.

Your snap-in assembly should be installed into protected directories just as they would be with other operating system programs; otherwise, malicious users could replace your assembly with unsafe code. These assemblies are used to register cmdlets and providers, which allows you to extend the functionality of a runspace with the functionality of your own cmdlets and providers. For more information aboutWindows PowerShell snap-ins, see Windows PowerShell Snap-ins.

               Derived Classes

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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