Opening PowerShell Help in a window

Have you ever wanted to be able to easily read through the help system in PowerShell? Wanted to take advantage of your second screen whilst developing in PowerShell? Well I am going to show you how.

Whenever I have used PowerShell I had a love-hate relationship with the help system. Whilst it helps me out a lot by making it easy to understand and use PowerShell commands it also is a pain having to scroll up and down to understand the syntax and go through the notes.

However, I Just found an excellent new feature ( at least to me ) which opens PowerShell into another window using the PowerShell command –ShowWindow which is in the example  below.

help Get-Host –ShowWindow

That then opens the below screen which is a much more user friendly Help box.



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