PowerTip: Find the Type of an Object

Doctor Scripto

Dr Scripto

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to find the type of an object.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question  How can I use Windows PowerShell to easily find the type of object that is stored in a variable?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer  Use the GetType method (which all objects have):

PS C:\> $date = get-date

PS C:\> $date.GetType()

 

IsPublic IsSerial Name                     BaseType

——– ——– —-                             ——–

True     True     DateTime                  System.ValueType 

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