Writing XML Help for Advanced Functions

April 1st, 2015 by June Blender
Last updated on September 27th, 2016


The introduction of SAPIEN PowerShell HelpWriter has made writing XML help files as easy – actually easier – than writing comment-based help. XML help is more robust and less error-prone than comment-based help. It supports updatable help and help in multiple languages, and it lets you separate help files from script and modules files, which is a real advantage when you’re working with many people in a shared coding environment, like GitHub.

PowerShell HelpWriter makes it easy to create XML help files for all commands in a module, including the functions in a manifest module or script module: just click New/New Help File (from Module). But, you’re not quite done. It takes a few more steps to associate a function with the XML help file.

Read the full article in the SAPIEN Information Center.


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