PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Easily Read an XML Document

Summary: Use the type accelerator to greatly simplify reading XML documents.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I easily read an XML file?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the [XML] type accelerator to convert results from Get-Content into an XML document, and then use dotted notation to access the nodes:

$books = Get-Content C:\fso\Books.XML

$books.catalog.book.title