Packaged executable not recognizing parameters correctly

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whiggs2
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Packaged executable not recognizing parameters correctly

Post by whiggs2 »

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Product, version and build:SAPIEN PowerShell Studio 2018 Version 5.5.148
32 or 64 bit version of product: 64-bit
Operating system: Windows 10 Enterprise
Version 1709
OS Build 16299.98
32 or 64 bit OS: 64-bit

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Ok. Please consider the below very simple powershell script:

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param (
	[Parameter(Mandatory = $false)]
	[Switch]$force
)
Add-Type -AssemblyName "System.Windows.Forms, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089"
If ($force)
{
	Write-Host "used force parameter" -ForegroundColor Green
}
Else
{
	Write-Host "Did not use force parameter" -ForegroundColor DarkRed
}
When the script above is compiled into an executable, the executable is unable to correctly identify the presence of the "force" parameter if it is present. See below picture, which shows the output of both the script file and its packaged executable with the "force" parameter:
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Executable is not working as expected.

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Olga_B
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Re: Packaged executable not recognizing parameters correctly

Post by Olga_B »

This is correct behavior. Windows PowerShell cannot convert the string to a type that the Switch parameter accepts.

Check this blog:
https://www.sapien.com/blog/2015/11/30/ ... able-file/