Chapter 35. Working with .NET Framework objects

This chapter covers

  • Understanding .NET terminology
  • Using .NET classes
  • Creating .NET instances

One of the most powerful aspects of PowerShell is the fact that it’s built on the .NET Framework and that it can access all of the underlying .NET capabilities. The .NET Framework is huge, and it’s a good bet that you can find something to do what you need in the event no cmdlet is available for the task at hand.

We have to issue a warning here, though: We’re crossing the line. You’re no longer using PowerShell as PowerShell; you’re diving into the world of .NET programming, and you just happen to be using PowerShell as a way of getting to .NET. You’ll need to use programming-style structures, rather ...

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