Turning the dial to 11 with Custom TypeConverters

PowerShell Team

If you are the sort of bloke that likes to turn the dial to 11, you should check out Abhishek’s recent blog entry on Custom TypeConverters:


Much of the power of Windows PowerShell comes from the type coercion capabilities of our ObjectFlow engine.  This is what allows PowerShell to eliminate tons of low-class, impedance-mismatch programming minutia and allows you to focus on the problem you are trying to solve.  There are a number of things we do here including type creation, using a type’s PARSE method, leveraging the .NET type conversion system, etc but we also provide a mechanism for you to participate.  Abhishek shows you how.

 This is not for your mainstream Admin but if you like tinkering with the system and appreciate how a little bit of code can provide incredible functional leverage – then you should give this a try – it’s a rush.  If you produce something good, you should share it with the community so that the mainstream can benefit and you can bask in the glory being a true PowerHead.  🙂

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows PowerShell/MMC Architect
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FYI: “Turning the dial to 11”:  https://youtube.com/watch?v=akaD9v460yI


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