ConvertTo-Xml

Create an XML-based representation of one or more PowerShell objects.

Syntax  
      ConvertTo-XML [-InputObject] psobject
         [-As {String | Stream | Document} ]
            [-Depth int] [-NoTypeInformation] [CommonParameters]

Key
    -inputObject psobject
        The objects to represent as XML. 
        A variable that contains the objects or a command/expression
        that gets the objects.

   -As string
Format as: a String (returns a single string),a Stream (returns an array of strings) or a Document (returns an XmlDocument) -CssUri Uri
The Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of the cascading style sheet The CSS URI is included as a style sheet link in the output. -NoTypeInformation
Omit the Type attribute from the object nodes. -Depth int
The number of levels of contained objects to include. The default value is 1.

For example, if an object's properties also contain objects, specify a depth of 2 to include them.

The default value can be overridden in Types.ps1xml

CommonParameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable, -OutBuffer -OutVariable.

If you submit multiple objects, such as all of the services on a computer,ConvertTo-Xml will display the properties of the collection / array.
To display the individual objects, use the pipeline operator to pipe the objects to ConvertTo-Xml one at a time.

Export-Clixml is the same as ConvertTo-XML, except that it saves to a file.

Examples

Display the date as XML on the console :

PS C:\> get-date | convertto-xml

Convert 3 levels of the system processes to XML

PS C:\> Get-Process | ConvertTo-xml -depth 3

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Related:

Select-XML - Find text in an XML string or document


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