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Q. Can PowerShell read and parse XML files?

Q. Can PowerShell read and parse XML files?

A. Yes, although the means isn't very obvious. If you have an XML file named Mine.xml, do this:

[xml]$xml = Get-Content Mine.xml

That'll read the file, parse the XML, and construct within the $xml variable an object tree based on the XML structure. Run

$xml | Get-Member

to see the root of the object hierarchy. For more information, see the introductory tutorial "PowerShell and XML".

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