Chapter 26. Custom formatting views
This chapter covers
- Changing object type names
- Creating view types
- Loading view types
- Using named views
One of the biggest features of PowerShell’s formatting system is its ability to use predefined layouts, or views, to display specific types of objects. When you run a cmdlet like Get-Process or Get-Service, the display you see by default is controlled by a set of predefined views that Microsoft provides along with PowerShell. The default display is a best guess at what you’re most likely to want to see. Those guesses don’t always work out:
PS> Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem SystemDirectory : C:\Windows\system32 Organization : BuildNumber : 7601 RegisteredUser : Richard SerialNumber : ...