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Print variable

Print variable

Print variable

Below is the code I am using. It works fine for the first Write-Host, and the folder name prints. In the second Write-Host, for both $item.Folder and $item.File it prints System.Xml.XmlElement instead of the variable. What am I doing wrong?

if (Test-Path "D:\Desktop\integrityCheck.xml"){
[xml]$list = Get-Content "D:\Desktop\integrityCheck.xml"
foreach ($item in $list.Programs.Program){
    Write-Host $item.Folder
    Write-Host "\\appsrv1\$item.Folder\$item.File"


RE: Print variable

Can you provide a sample of the XML file?

RE: Print variable


RE: Print variable

It's an evaluation issue. I don't have the full answer, but try this:


 Write-Host "\\appsrv1\$($item.Folder)\$($item.File)"

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