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January 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

by jeremytbradshaw at 2013-03-10 06:14:39

I noticed in the "Creating HTML Reports in PowerShell" scripts, all of the functions end with:

[quote]New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property $props
}
[/quote]

..rather than:

$obj = New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property $props
Write-Output $obj
}

From googling a bit on this I think the difference between the two is how Write-Output handles $null vs. the pipeline, but I would imagine Write-Output's dropping of $null as input would be preferable over the pipeline. Can anyone who knows the reason(s) to use one method over the other please shed some light on it?

I did search to see if this was already asked but couldn't find anything.

Thanks in advance.

PS. oh and by the way – many thanks for all of the amazing help in the free ebooks / scripts / this forum!

by jeremytbradshaw at 2013-03-10 10:31:27

I found this! – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/maga ... 50381.aspx. And in there, Don Jones explains what storing the new custom object in a variable can be handy for, such as if you want to later modify the object (e.g. adding a custom TypeName to it).

Feel free to close this one unless somebody has more input.

by MattG at 2013-03-12 15:57:55

Hi Jeremy,

I posed this question a while back and got some good responses from Don Jones and Jeff Hicks: http://powershell.org/discuss/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=53

by jeremytbradshaw at 2013-03-17 01:46:42

Thanks for pointing me there.