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NAME
Update-TypeData

SYNOPSIS
Updates the current extended type configuration by reloading the *.types.ps1xml files into memory.

SYNTAX
Update-TypeData [[-AppendPath] ] [-PrependPath ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] []


DESCRIPTION
The Update-TypeData cmdlet updates the current extended type configuration by reloading the *.types.ps1xml files in
to memory. Extended type information is normally loaded when Windows PowerShell requires the type information it co
ntains. The Update-TypeData cmdlet can be used to preload all type information. It is particularly useful when you
are developing types and want to load those new types for testing purposes.

For more information about the *types.ps1xml files in Windows PowerShell, see about_Types.ps1xml.


PARAMETERS
-AppendPath
Specifies the path to the optional .ps1xml files that will be included in the list of files loaded. These are p
rocessed after the built-in files are loaded.

Required? false
Position? 1
Default value
Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters? false

-PrependPath
Specifies the path to the optional .ps1xml files that will be included in the list of files loaded. However, th
ese files are processed in the order they are specified and before the built-in files are loaded.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

-Confirm []
Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

-WhatIf []
Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false


This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,
ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,
OutBuffer and OutVariable. For more information, type,
"get-help about_commonparameters".

INPUTS
System.String
You can pipe a string that contains the append path to Update-TypeData.


OUTPUTS
None
This cmdlet does not return any output.


NOTES





-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

C:\PS>update-typedata


Description
-----------
This example updates the extended type configuration from the *.types.ps1xml files.





-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

C:\PS>update-typedata -prependpath typesA.types.Ps1xml, typesB.types.Ps1xml


Description
-----------
This example updates the extended type configuration from the *.types.ps1xml files, processing the typesA and types
B files first.






RELATED LINKS
Online version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113421