I have been playing with XML documents a lot these days and at times I find myself dealing with a few pages long XML data. The most frustrating part is the un-formatted and invalid XML. May times, I find myself dealing with XML errors than any script errors. So, here is another addon to make life easy when using XML documents in PowerShell ISE. This addon actually comes with a couple of functions.
As a part of our continued focus to help the IT Pro community members, we are introducing a full day training on Windows Server 2008 R2 virtualization and free certification to a few selected members. This event is scheduled on 2nd June, 2012 at the Microsoft MTC building in Bangalore.
Fellow PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks posted a nice script to find all functions and filters in an ISE script and show the same in a GUI dialog. Jeff used Regex to figure out the function and filter details. This got me thinking. Why can’t we do the same using PowerShell ISE scripting object model?
PowerShell 3.0 introduced updateable help feature because of which there is no in-box help. We need to use Update-Help and Save-Help cmdlets to update the help content from Microsoft download sites.
Now, this is a great feature to help people get up-to-date help from Microsoft. However, there are a couple of problems I had.