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Twitter Reply – Finding Parameters that Include a Default Value

Adam Bertram, an active PowerShell MVP, wrote on Twitter about the need to determine which parameters have default values. I can’t resist a challenge, and so I very quickly wrote out the function below. No guarantees, but maybe it’ll help.

Update: It turns out that the function that Adam was working with, didn’t include help. Shame. Even so, this small script may assist someone to pull back the parameters that have default values.

Get-Help Get-Service |
    Select-Object -ExpandProperty parameters |
    Select-Object -ExpandProperty parameter | 

    Foreach {
        If ($_.DefaultValue -ne '') {
            $Object = [pscustomobject]@{
                Name = $_.Name
                Default =$_.DefaultValue
        Write-Output -InputObject $Object