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dmuegge
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Import help from module

Postby dmuegge » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:37 am

Is there a way to import help from a non registered module or a module in a non-default path. If not this would be a good feature to add.

Allow selection of a module from a file browser dialog and search the $env:PSModulePath defined in the default profile.

If it is using a profile can you let me know where it is looking as it does not appear to use the default profile.

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Dave
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Import help from module

Postby SAPIEN Support Forums » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:37 am

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Re: Import help from module

Postby juneblender » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:13 am

Thanks, Dave! Currently, we use Get-Module, which gets only modules in $env:PSModulePath.

Getting modules from any path is definitely on our list. We'll add your vote for prioritizing this feature.

I'll let David Corrales answer the profile question, but I don't believe we access any PowerShell profiles in HelpWriter. Did you want to use the profile to configure a help feature?

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JuneB
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dmuegge
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Re: Import help from module

Postby dmuegge » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:03 am

June,

Thanks for the reply.

No, I did not want to use the profile for a specific purpose, but I add a custom module path to the $env:PSModulePath variable in my default profile. I thought I may be able to add that code somewhere as a workaround.

I just added my module to the default path temporarily as a workaround. I think you already addressed my concern by adding my vote for the feature request.

Regards,

Dave
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Re: Import help from module

Postby davidc » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:23 am

Hello Dave,

PowerShell HelpWriter does not have any custom profiles since it is only looking at module help content.

David
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