Cliff Notes of ConvertTo-Html & Other Language Blogs

I just saw a PowerShell blog entry on spaces ( http://hung-yuwu.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!744FB258BF8C8020!1291.entry ) but it was in a language I don’t read (I think it was Japanese)*.  I thought I would check it out for yucks and was delighted to realizes that while I couldn’t understand anything the blogger was saying, I could perfectly understand the scripts.


This blogger provided a great Cliff notes version of ConvertTo-Html , starting out simple, and then step-by-step, adding a concept and seeing what it does. 


It starts off showing the results of Get-Services in html. 
Then it picks just the properties of interest.
Then it adds a Title and a Body to the html.
Then it colors the rows depending upon whether the service is Started or Stopped.


Very nice explaination.  You should check it out.


Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows PowerShell/MMC Architect
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* That reminds me of a joke a dutch friend told me:



How do you describe someone that can speak multiple languages?   Multi-lingual.


How do you describe someone that can speak two languages?          Bi-lingual.


How do you describe someone that can speak one language?            American


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