Q. How can I have my PowerShell script display output in a table?
A. Let's say you want your script to retrieve and display two pieces of information—the BIOS serial number and Windows version—it in a table. The key is to output that information on a custom object:
- $os = gwmi win32_operatingsystem
- $bios = gwmi win32_bios
- $obj = new-object psobject
- $obj | add-member noteproperty OSBuild ($os.buildnumber)
- $obj | add-member noteproperty BIOSSerial ($bios.serialnumber)
- write-output $obj
Doing so opens up a bunch of output possibilities. Let's say all that was contained in a file named C:\Get-Info.ps1:
- C:\Get-Info | Out-GridView
- C:\Get-Info | Export-CSV Info.csv
- C:\Get-Info | Format-Table -autosize
You can do anything with script output if it's in the form of objects.
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