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Auto-generated help for CommonParameters should include InformationAction and InformationVariable

Votes from Connect: 3

Original Date Submitted: 5/27/2015 6:49:42 AM

Description:
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Handle: Joel 'Jaykul' Bennett
Site Name: PowerShell
Feedback ID: 1371582
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Frequency: PowerShell
Regression: get-help Get-Help -Full | Out-String -stream | select-string "^\s+<CommonParameters>" -Context 0,5

Problem Description:
When you call Get-Help on a function right now the InformationAction and InformationVariable common parameters aren't mentioned:

PARAMETERS
<CommonParameters>
This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,
ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,
OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable. For more information, see
about_CommonParameters (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113216).

Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1371582 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1371582).

Repro Steps:
get-help Get-Help -Full | Out-String -stream | select-string "^\s+<CommonParameters>" -Context 0,5

Expected Results:
<CommonParameters>
This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,
InformationAction, InformationVariable, ErrorAction, ErrorVariable,
WarningAction, WarningVariable, OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.
For more information, see about_CommonParameters
(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113216).

Internal BugId: 14515

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