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labiol
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VMware.Vim Library

Hi All,

I am not a big fun/specialist of .NET platform etc. So maybe it is simple question.

My problem is with VMware.vim.dll library. I know that this is a core powercli dll.

I know how to import it to powershell by "simply": $tmp = [Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("VMware.Vim").

Also that $tmp | get-member works fine and returns all methods and property.

Problem is that I can't get information about included objects, for example about vmware.vim.dvportgroupconfigspec.

How can I list vmware.vim.dll library for such object (argument to function new-object)?

Hope it is possible in simple way.

Regards

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LucD
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Not sure I get the question ?

Do you want to extract the constructors (with parameters) for the all the objects ?


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labiol
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Yes.

Simply I want to get list of object from vmware.vim.

Just to get information that there is a vmware.vim.dvportgroupconfigspec or VMware.Vim.ManagedObjectReference.

How can I get this information?

Regards

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LucD
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Try something like this

[AppDomain]::CurrentDomain.GetAssemblies() | where {$_.GetName().Name -match "^VMware.Vim$"} | %{

    $_.GetExportedTypes() | where {$_.DeclaredConstructors} | %{

        $_ | Select FullName, Module,

            @{N="Constructor";E={[string]::Join(',',($_.DeclaredConstructors | Select -ExpandProperty Name))}},

            @{N="Fields";E={[string]::Join(',',($_.DeclaredFields | Select -ExpandProperty Name))}}

    }

} | Sort-Object -Property FullName

The script is not optimal when an object has multiple constructors I'm afraid.


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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