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Calling XMLDocument Methods in PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about calling XMLDocument methods in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is Friday the 13th. Cool. Luckily, I do not have to go anywhere tonight around midnight, by the light of a full moon. But I am going to use Windows PowerShell methods to slice and dice ...

Calling XML Document Properties from Within PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about calling XML document properties from within Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Craig Liebendorfer is back. No, he is not working on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog, but he is working on the Script Center as a whole. My old collaborator brings a lot to the ...

Using PowerShell to Explore Structure of an XML Document

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to explore the structure of an XML document. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I don’t know about you, but when I decide to script, I often do a cost/benefit analysis. I am not talking about anything extensive or anything that is even formalized. ...

Exploring XML Document by Using the [XML] Type Accelerator

Summary: Learn how to use the [XML] type accelerator to explore XML documents. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife bought me a pound of English Breakfast tea that she found online somewhere. It is long leaf, robust, and has a hint of earth tones in the bouquet. It makes a wonderfully rich pot of tea. It was a ...

Creating an XML Document for Admins

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about creating XML files. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge fan of XML. I mean, if I can use a CSV file to store and retrieve the information I need, why do I need XML? Well, there are many times when the nested structure of XML is a...

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