powershell function parameter types


have the following function:

i want to build string using StringBuilder using my function for that, but i receive the following error:

appendToSB : Cannot process argument transformation on parameter ‘sb’.
Cannot convert the “System.Object[]” value of ty pe “System.Object[]”
to type “System.Text.StringBuilder”. At E:\powershell\test.ps1:8
+ appendToSb([system.text.stringbuilder]$sb, “1,”)
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (:) [appendToSB], ParameterBindingArgumentTransformationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,appendToSB

does anybody can explain how function/function parameter/return values works in powershell?


Classic PowerShell issue. You don’t use parens or comma separated args when calling commands or functions e.g.:

You only use that syntax when calling .NET methods. If you use Set-StrictMode -Version 2 it will catch this sort of issue. What you passed ($sb, “1,”) is how you would pass an array to a single parameter. Technically the parens aren’t needed but don’t change the value i.e. you could pass an array like this as well $sb, ",".


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