SharePoint Information: Guide to Validating PowerShell Parameters
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Jun 26, 2023 12:00 PM

SharePoint Information: Guide to Validating PowerShell Parameters

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Learn to enhance PowerShell with SharePoint Validation Tools and create cmdlets for better user experience, presented by Microsoft expert Todd Klindt.

In this 13-minute developer-focused demo, Todd Klindt shows you how to create your own PowerShell cmdlet that allows you to pull and tab through information from a site, list, text file, Azure, Graph, etc. within PowerShell environment. This PnP Community demo is taken from the Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Development Community call recorded on May 11, 2023.

Learn by working through a scenario how ValidateSet and ValidateScript attributes and [ArgumentCompleter] help you deliver a better user experience, reduce bad data and make you a better coder!

Bonus insight on working with chatGPT to deliver concise code.

  • Demo Presenter: Todd Klindt (Sympraxis Consulting) | @ToddKlindt
  • Community Call Conversation: aka.ms/May11-Demo3
  • Supporting materials:
  • Learn more: Microsoft 365 Unified Sample gallery

Enhancing PowerShell with SharePoint Validation Tools

PowerShell is a powerful scripting tool for managing and automating tasks. When integrated with SharePoint, developers can leverage the ValidateSet and ValidateScript attributes, along with the [ArgumentCompleter] function, to improve the user experience and minimize the risk of inputting erroneous data. This not only streamlines the development process but also fosters best coding practices, ultimately enabling developers to create more efficient and error-free scripts.

Learn about Validating PowerShell parameters with SharePoint Information

In this demo, you will learn how to create your own PowerShell cmdlet that allows you to pull and tab through information from a site, list, text file, Azure, Graph, etc. within the PowerShell environment. You will also learn how to use ValidateSet and ValidateScript attributes and ArgumentCompleter to reduce bad data and create a better user experience. Additionally, you will gain insight into working with chatGPT to deliver concise code. This demo is taken from the Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Development Community call recorded on May 11, 2023.

To learn more, you can refer to the Validation Repo – PoshPnP on GitHub (github.com/ToddKlindt/PoshPnP) and the Project Repo – PnP PowerShell on pnp.github.io/powershell/. Additionally, you can explore the Microsoft 365 Unified Sample Gallery for more information.

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Keywords

PowerShell parameters, ValidateSet, ValidateScript, ArgumentCompleter, chatGPT, PoshPnP, PnP PowerShell