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using statement can be used for referencing namespaces, importing modules or loading assemblies. The
using statement must appear at the top of the script.
When specifying the
using with a namespace, it will allow you to use just the type name when creating objects or referencing static methods or properties within you script. It can thus shorten the script significantly.
using namespace System.IO $Bytes = [File]::ReadAllBytes('C:\myFile.txt') [FileInfo]::new('c:\myFile.txt')
Instead of using
Import-Module, you can specify a
using statement to import modules. Doing so will also import all PowerShell classes defined within the root module of the module.
using module MyModule
You can also use
using to load .NET assemblies.
using assembly C:\myDll.dll
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