TypeName This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Richard Siddaway 2 years, 5 months ago. Author Posts July 24, 2015 at 2:19 am #27849 Graham BeerParticipant I was looking at the results of Get-Member and when looking at the type name looks like a .NET class. So for example, get-service | gm The Typename is System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController So If i tried this: [System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController]::GetServices("LAP777777") Is this using .NET natively ? Is this what they mean by PowerShell built on .NET ? Are all the methods under Get-Member getting you to use .NET natively ? Thanks as always 🙂 July 24, 2015 at 2:43 am #27850 Richard SiddawayModerator PowerShell is built on .NET. It uses .NET objects (sometimes modified) for all its output so when you get services, processes, AD objects or anything else you are dealing with a .NET object. You can use the .NET classes directly but its more work. PowerShell abstracts the underlying .NET so you don't have to discover how the class works July 24, 2015 at 3:50 am #27851 Graham BeerParticipant Thanks Richard, really honored you replied to my post 🙂 Just wanted to add i've bought your PowerShell and WMI book and really enjoying it. July 24, 2015 at 7:13 am #27860 Richard SiddawayModerator Thank you & glad you're enjoying the book Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.