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ISE option to collapse a cmdlets parameters and arguments to hash for splatting. by mjolinor


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Type: Suggestion
ID: 722513
Opened: 2/2/2012 6:38:42 AM
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In the ISE, it would be nice to have some mechanism to be able to enter a cmdlet with all of it's parameters in-line, and then tell the ISE to collapse those parameters and their values to a hash table for splatting.

I wrote rough add-on that lets you enter a cmdlet, choose the parameter set you want and the parameters from that set you want to splat, and then writes a snippet to the script pane. It's not pretty (it's using read-host and out-gridview to specify the cmdlet name and select the parameter set and parameters) but it basically shows how it would work.

http://mjolinor.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/ps-v3-ise-add-on-for-splatting-updated/
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Posted by John Kavanagh on 3/27/2012 at 1:50 PM
I know PowerGUI had a community submitted splatting add-on that worked nicely; written by http://unlockpowershell.wordpress.com/
Posted by mjolinor on 2/6/2012 at 12:23 PM
I created a rough proof-of-concept addin (check the link in the original suggestion). It would be a good candidate for a polished add-in if it doesn't get added as an integrated feature, but if it does also having an add-in seems like it would just be redundant.
Posted by Mark E. Schill on 2/4/2012 at 5:29 PM
This would be a great enhancement to the product itself, but mjolinor you should also create an addon to the ISE that allows you to select the cmdlet and parameters and convert it to a hashtable for splatting.
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