April 1, 2015 / by June Blender / PowerShell HelpWriter, Windows PowerShell / 21 Comments

Writing XML Help for Advanced Functions

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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