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Windows PowerShell for .NET Developers - Second Edition

By : Chendrayan Venkatesan, Sherif Talaat
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Windows PowerShell for .NET Developers - Second Edition

By: Chendrayan Venkatesan, Sherif Talaat

Overview of this book

Windows PowerShell 5.0 for .NET Developers is your self-start guide to performing automation using Windows PowerShell. This book will help you to understand the PowerShell syntax and grammar and will also teach you techniques to remove the rough edges of manual deployments. Packed with PowerShell scripts and sample C# codes to automate tasks, it also includes real-world scenarios such as administrating office servers to help you save time and perform deployments swiftly and efficiently. The book begins with the Windows PowerShell basics, explores the significant features of Windows Management Framework 5.0, covers the basic concepts of Desired State Configuration and the importance of idempotent deployments. By the end of the book, you will have a good understanding of Windows PowerShell’s features and will be able to automate your tasks and manage configuration effectively.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Working with XML and COM

We explored the basics of WMI and CIM; and yes, that was just the basics. After completing the XML topic, we will discuss cmdlet definition XML (CDXML), which is used to map the PowerShell cmdlets, and the CIM class operations or methods.

I have seen most developers create XML files using Visual Studio and use some tools to compare XML. It's not a wrong method, but we have a much more convenient way to play with XML using PowerShell.

XML is the type accelerator for System.Xml.Document.


To explore all the type accelerators in Windows PowerShell, use the following code:


Let's take a look at the basic structure of an XML document:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <Model>Lifebook S 700 Series</Model>