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This is one of my most favorite PS hacks. It allows you to add a type alias, similar to [PSObject], [ADSI], or [WMI].
  1. param  
  2. (  
  3.     [Parameter(Mandatory = $true, ValueFromPipeline = $true)]  
  4.     [ValidateNotNull()]  
  5.     [Type] $Type,  
  7.     [Parameter(ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName = $true)]  
  8.     [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]  
  9.     [string] $Name = $Type.Name  
  10. )  
  12. BEGIN {  
  13.     $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'  
  14.     $PSTypeAccelerators = [Type]::GetType("System.Management.Automation.TypeAccelerators, $([PSObject].Assembly.FullName)")  
  15. }  
  17. PROCESS {  
  18.     if ($PSTypeAccelerators::Add) {  
  19.         $PSTypeAccelerators::Add($Name$Type)  
  20.     } elseif ($PSTypeAccelerators::AddReplace) {  
  21.         $PSTypeAccelerators::AddReplace($Name$Type)  
  22.     }  
  23. }  
You can add a single alias:
  1. Add-PSTypeAccelerator System.Management.Automation.PSCredential  
Or an entire namespace or assembly (by removing the namespace filter):
  1. [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('System.Messaging').GetTypes() |? { $_.Namespace -eq 'System.Messaging' } | Add-PSTypeAccelerator  
Or you can create named aliases:
  1. Add-PSTypeAccelerator -Type System.Management.Automation.ErrorRecord -Name Error  


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