ItemCmdletProvider.InvokeDefaultAction(String) Method


Invokes the default action on the specified item.

 virtual void InvokeDefaultAction(System::String ^ path);
 virtual void InvokeDefaultAction(Platform::String ^ path);
 virtual void InvokeDefaultAction(std::wstring const & path);
protected virtual void InvokeDefaultAction (string path);
abstract member InvokeDefaultAction : string -> unit
override this.InvokeDefaultAction : string -> unit
Protected Overridable Sub InvokeDefaultAction (path As String)



The path to the item to perform the default action on.


The default implemenation does nothing.

Providers override this method to give the user the ability to invoke provider objects using the invoke-item cmdlet. Think of the invocation as a double click in the Windows Shell. This method provides a default action based on the path that was passed.

Providers that declare ProviderCapabilities of ExpandWildcards, Filter, Include, or Exclude should ensure that the path passed meets those requirements by accessing the appropriate property from the base class.

By default overrides of this method should not invoke objects that are generally hidden from the user unless the Force property is set to true. An error should be sent to the WriteError method if the path represents an item that is hidden from the user and Force is set to false.

Applies to