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Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones and Jeffrey Hicks

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9.2. XML-based help

Our honest preference is to use comment-based help—but that’s because we only speak English. The one downside to comment-based help is that it doesn’t support multilingual help. You can type your comment-based help in English or German or any other language, but you have to pick just one language. Using XML-based help, on the other hand, lets you provide help in multiple languages. PowerShell automatically picks the language based on Windows’ own configuration. This is how PowerShell’s native commands provide their help.

 

Apologies in Advance

We hate doing this, but honestly XML-based help isn’t something you’re going to use in conjunction with a script. You’d mainly only use it in conjunction with a module, which is ...

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