Cmdlet Help Editor tool

Intoducing the Cmdlet Help Editor V1.0


Cmdlet Help Editor enables you to create help topics for Windows PowerShell cmdlets in the XML format that Windows PowerShell reads. Help text created in Cmdlet Help Editor can be displayed immediately by a Windows PowerShell get-help command without any additional transforms or formatting.


By reflecting on a Windows PowerShell snap-in (PsSnapin) assembly, Cmdlet Help Editor creates a customized documentation interface that includes the cmdlets in the snap-ins, their parameters, and parameter attributes.


Cmdlet Help Editor was designed for Windows PowerShell cmdlet developers to make it easy to create excellent cmdlet help. This tool is made available free of charge, but it is not warranted or supported by Microsoft.

You can download the tool from

System Requirements


Cmdlet Help Editor V1.0 requires that the following operating systems and programs be installed on the computer:


  • Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, or a later version of Windows

  • Windows PowerShell 1.0

  • Microsoft .NET 2.0 (for Windows PowerShell 1.0)

  • Microsoft .NET 3.0 (for Cmdlet Help Editor)


You can download Windows PowerShell 1.0, and Microsoft .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.0 from the Microsoft Download Center.


For additional information and to report bugs/issues with the tool, please contact


Enjoy the tool,

Wassim [MSFT]