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Show-Command should (at least optionally) show default values

Votes from Connect: 12

Original Date Submitted: 3/5/2013 8:42:45 AM

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Handle: Matthew Reynolds [MSFT]
Site Name: PowerShell
Feedback ID: 780634

Frequency: Always Happens
Regression: No, this is new to the most recent version

Problem Description:
The utility of Show-Command as a GUI front end enabling less skilled users to execute a task oriented script/function is impaired by the fact that default values cannot be shown.
Having the ability to display default values has two usability benefits:
1) It gives the user an idea of what they really need to configure and what they can leave alone
2) It gives the user a pattern to follow even if they are changing values ("oh, I can put a comma separated list of computer names in that field")

Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 780634 (

Repro Steps:
function Test-ShowCommand {
$SomeArcaneSetting = 7


Show-Command Test-ShowCommand

Expected Results:
Should show (at least optionally) 7 as a replaceable default value for SomeArcaneSetting. Does not.

Internal BugId: 4140

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