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Get-VcList

SYNOPSIS

Returns an object of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables for use with other VcRedist functions.

SYNTAX

Manifest (Default)

Get-VcList [[-Release] <String[]>] [[-Architecture] <String[]>] [[-Path] <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Export

Get-VcList [[-Export] <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

This function reads the Visual C++ Redistributables listed in an internal manifest (or an external JSON file) into an object that can be passed to other VcRedist functions.

A complete listing of the supported and all known redistributables is included in the module. By default, Get-VcList will only return a list of the supported Visual C++ Redistributables. To return any of the unsupported Redistributables, the -Export parameter is required with the output filtered with Where-Object.

The internal manifest can be exported with Export-VcManifest.

EXAMPLES

EXAMPLE 1

Get-VcList

Description: Return an object of the supported Visual C++ Redistributables from the embedded manifest.

EXAMPLE 2

Get-VcList

Description: Returns the supported 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2019, x86 and x64 versions of the supported Visual C++ Redistributables from the embedded manifest.

EXAMPLE 3

Get-VcList -Export All

Description: Returns a list of the all Visual C++ Redistributables from the embedded manifest, including unsupported versions.

EXAMPLE 4

Get-VcList -Export Supported

Description: Returns the full list of supported Visual C++ Redistributables from the embedded manifest. This is the same as running Get-VcList with no parameters.

EXAMPLE 5

Get-VcList -Export Unsupported | Where-Object { $_.Release -eq "2008" }

Description: Returns the full list of unsupported Visual C++ Redistributables from the embedded manifest and filters for the 2008 versions of the Redistributables.

EXAMPLE 6

Get-VcList -Release 2013, 2019 -Architecture x86

Description: Returns the 2013 and 2019 x86 Visual C++ Redistributables from the list of supported Redistributables in the embedded manifest.

EXAMPLE 7

Get-VcList -Path ".\VisualCRedistributables.json"

Description: Returns a list of the Visual C++ Redistributables listed in the external manifest VisualCRedistributables.json.

PARAMETERS

-Release

Specifies the release (or version) of the redistributables to return.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: Manifest
Aliases:

Required: False
Position: 1
Default value: @("2010", "2012", "2013", "2019")
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Architecture

Specifies the processor architecture to of the redistributables to return. Can be x86 or x64.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: Manifest
Aliases:

Required: False
Position: 2
Default value: @("x86", "x64")
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Path

Provide a path to an external VcRedist manifest file.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: Manifest
Aliases: Xml

Required: False
Position: 3
Default value: (Join-Path -Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Module.ModuleBase -ChildPath "VisualCRedistributables.json")
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Export

Defines the list of Visual C++ Redistributables to export - All, Supported or Unsupported Redistributables. Defaults to exporting the Supported Redistributables.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: Export
Aliases:

Required: False
Position: 1
Default value: Supported
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

INPUTS

OUTPUTS

System.Management.Automation.PSObject

NOTES

Author: Aaron Parker Twitter: @stealthpuppy

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