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March 13, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Good day.
i have this code that i downloaded from GitHub.
i don't understand the meaning of line 15.
its not a method, its not a type. What is it?

Function Test-Credential {
    Param (
            Mandatory = $true,
            ValueFromPipeLine = $true,
            ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName = $true

        $Domain = $Credential.GetNetworkCredential().Domain

    Begin {


March 13, 2018 at 10:04 pm

I'd not seen this before either. Here's a good post that explains how to add credentials to PowerShell functions:

The purpose of Line 15 is to allow the user to pass in a username as a string; they will then receive a prompt to enter a password.

March 13, 2018 at 11:19 pm

I have seen this used, though I personally have not needed it. Yet, this has been a use for a while now for some.
See this discussion from an archive of stuff I keep around.

How to convert parameter type into a different object type

I'm doing some scripting in PowerShell, and I was wondering if there's a way to "declare" a parameter "X" the same way parameter "-Credential" is declared, for example in Get-WMIObject cmdlet.

Let me be more specific. The Credential parameter in almost all cmdlets is a PSCredential Object. But, the argument can be either a PSCredential Object or, a String Object with the username.


When the Credential parameter is PSCredential, you cannot pass a string to it: get-something -cred adi, you'll get a ' Cannot process argument transformation' error. using the 'Credential()' transformation solves this. Now you can do 'get-something -cred adi' and the have the credential dialog invoked and populated with the username.


March 14, 2018 at 8:28 pm

Thank you very much.