Creating Powershell Documentation In VS Code

Rob Sewell has a post covering a nice addition to Visual Studio Code when you’re building Get-Help documentation for a cmdlet:

Now you can simply type <# and your help will be dynamically created. You will still have to fill in some of the blanks but it is a lot easier.

Here it is in action in its simplest form

But it gets better than that. When you add parameters to your function code they are added to the help as well. Also, all you have to do is to tab between the different entries in the help to move between them

Looks like a nice time-saver.

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