PowerShell enumerated types

The following code shows how to create your own enumerated types and a possible way of using the type.

$myenum = " 
   Namespace myspace 
   { 
      public enum cards 
      { 
         hearts,
         clubs,
         diamonds,
         spades
      } 
   }
";

try {
  [myspace.cards]
} catch {
  Add-Type -TypeDefinition $myenum -Language CSharpVersion3;
}

Write-Host "Assigning fred an enum value";
$fred=[myspace.cards]::hearts;

switch ($fred)
{
    ([myspace.cards]::hearts) {"Fred is now hearts"; Break}
    ([myspace.cards]::clubs) {"Fred is now clubs"; Break}
    ([myspace.cards]::diamonds) {"Fred is now diamonds"; Break}
    ([myspace.cards]::spades) {"Fred is now spades"; Break}
}

Write-Host "All done now!";

For the example above, the following code can be used to look at the definitions for the enumerated type.


foreach ($m in [System.Enum]::GetValues([System.Windows.Forms.MessageBoxButtons]))
{ Write-Host ([int]$m): $m }

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