Cmdlet Help Editor is now released on CodePlex

I published the source code for the Cmdlet Help Editor on CodePlex here: http://cmdlethelpeditor.codeplex.com/ . Please feel free to contribute. for more information on the Cmdlet Help Editor, please check out the following post: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2007/09/01/new-and-improved-cmdlet-help-editor-tool.aspx  Wassim Fayed [MSFT]… Read more

Download the Updated Core Help CHM

The best way to get updated help for Windows PowerShell core commands is to type “Get-Help –Online <cmdletname>,” but that works only when you’re online and your firewall permits Internet access. For all of those other times, there’s the new Windows PowerShell 2.0 Core Help – May 2011 Update in CHM format. The newly released… Read more

Adding Custom Cmdlet Help for Providers

A new feature of Windows PowerShell 2.0 lets you write custom cmdlet help for Windows PowerShell providers. This blog explains how to do it. (The topic will also be covered in excruciating detail in MSDN, but we don’t want you to wait.)   What’s a Provider? A Windows PowerShell provider is a C# program that… Read more

PowerShell V2 – External MAML Help

As you’ve probably picked up by now – Advanced Functions are super important. We’ve been showing a bunch of scripts that have embedded help using comments and dot-tags.  Let me take a second and drill into this. We believe that PS will be used in a wide range of; scenarios: simple one liners; personal ad… Read more

Get-Help Can’t Find My Help File!

(or How to Define the Help File Name in a Custom Windows PowerShell Snap-in)   We’ve discovered an error in our instructions for creating a custom Windows PowerShell snap-in. This error prevents Get-Help from finding the help files for cmdlets in the snap-in. We’d like to come clean about our mistake and to warn you… Read more