Weekend Scripter: Create Objects from Strings—The Video


Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using Windows PowerShell 5.0 to create objects from strings in this video.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the great things about Windows PowerShell is that it is object-oriented. This means that I can easily pipe objects, sort objects, and compare objects.

In Windows PowerShell 5.0, this becomes even easier, because I can create objects from strings. Today I present a video to illustrate this technique:

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQlOaRy0BMc&feature=youtu.be:550:0]

Here is a link to the video from YouTube if you would like to download it or play it offline in a different video player: PowerShell 5.0 ConvertFromString demo by Ed Wilson.

Note  For more information, refer to Use New PowerShell 5 Cmdlet to Create Objects from Strings.

I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, send email to me at scripter@microsoft.com, or post your questions on the Official Scripting Guys Forum. See you tomorrow. Until then, peace.

Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy

Comments (2)

  1. Daniel Streefkerk says:

    Thanks. I’d seen the new cmdlet, but hadn’t tried it out yet. That IS pretty cool…

  2. MortenB123 says:

    If I install PS5 on win7,win2008 will it break any backward compatibility? Thanks for a great blog.

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