Let's start with the same document as before.
Now at PowerShell 2, we can also do
which avoids the explicit call to the .net infrastructure, but wraps up the actual content we got in the previous example as the
Node field inside an object. This is not so much of a problem when picking a single node, but when you want to do the equivalent of
SelectNodes nested (e.g. for each Rule, do something with each setting) some disassembly is required in order to perform the inner selection:
It is, however, a bit of an oversight that the
Select-Xml cmdlet doesn't consume
SelectXmlInfo objects through the usual type conversion mechanisms inside the cmdlet infrastructure:
but once you know there's that gotcha, it can be worked around.