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PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition by Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 29. Writing help

This chapter covers

  • Writing comment-based help
  • Writing About content help
  • Writing XML-based help

As you develop your own scripts and functions, or even if you dive into .NET Framework programming and create your own binary cmdlets, you’ll doubtless want to include help with them. PowerShell’s help system (see chapter 3) is a crucial feature for shell users, giving them the ability to discover, learn, and use commands. Without help, your functions and cmdlets become essentially invisible, unlearnable, and unusable. Fortunately, PowerShell makes it relatively easy to write your own help.

One thing we’ve seen in recent Scripting Games (a competition originally run by Microsoft and now hosted by PowerShell.org; see ...

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