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Update-TypeData

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 2.0

Updates the current extended type configuration by reloading the *.types.ps1xml files into memory.

Syntax

Update-TypeData [[-AppendPath] <string[]>] [-PrependPath <string[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Update-TypeData cmdlet updates the current extended type configuration by reloading the *.types.ps1xml files into memory. Extended type information is normally loaded when Windows PowerShell requires the type information it contains. The Update-TypeData cmdlet can be used to preload all type information. It is particularly useful when you are developing types and want to load those new types for testing purposes.

For more information about the *types.ps1xml files in Windows PowerShell, see about_Types.ps1xml.

Parameters

-AppendPath <string[]>

Specifies the path to the optional .ps1xml files that will be included in the list of files loaded. These are processed after the built-in files are loaded.

 

Required?

false

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PrependPath <string[]>

Specifies the path to the optional .ps1xml files that will be included in the list of files loaded. However, these files are processed in the order they are specified and before the built-in files are loaded.

 

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

 

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.

 

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This command supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug, ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, OutBuffer, OutVariable, WarningAction, and WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs and Outputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet. The return type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet returns.

 

Inputs

System.String

You can pipe a string that contains the append path to Update-TypeData.

Outputs

None

This cmdlet does not return any output.

Example 1

C:\PS>update-typedata

Description

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This example updates the extended type configuration from the *.types.ps1xml files.

Example 2

C:\PS>update-typedata -prependpath typesA.types.Ps1xml, typesB.types.Ps1xml

Description

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This example updates the extended type configuration from the *.types.ps1xml files, processing the typesA and typesB files first.

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