I was recently lurking in Slack and saw that Kirk Munro had posted a tip that I had previously done only with C#. Kirk showed us how to define custom object types by using the [pscustomobject] type accelerator by simply defining a PSTypeName property.

By using PSTypeName as a property and the type as the value like below, we can create custom objects with a specific type.

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You can now see that the object isn’t just a PSCustomobject  but shows up as the type we just defined. This is also useful when passing these kinds of objects into functions as well.

I can now build a function like this which will only accept the PSType  I just declared.

Pretty cool!

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