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How do I convert a Powershell object to a string?

Hi All,
Powershell question...If I return an attribute e.g
[PS] C:\>Get-MailContact testuser1 | Select-Object DistinguishedName
How do I then convert the output...

DistinguishedName
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cn=testuser1,ou=Contacts,DC=testdom,dc=com

into simply a string of "cn=testuser1,ou=Contacts,DC=testdom,dc=com" ?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Regards
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davequinlisk
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llmanCommented:
One of many possibilities would be:
Get-MailContact testuser1 | Select-Object DistinguishedName | Out-String
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BSonPoshCommented:
Easier way
Get-MailContact testuser1 | %{$_. DistinguishedName }
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davequinliskAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the responses so far.  The reason I ask for this is because I want to append the string into an LDAP:// connection string for a vb movehere method.

I might be missing something but If I run the code mentioned by BSonPosh and throw it into a variable I don't get the correct output but I get  just a blank line..?

If I use out-string I get the full distingquised name not just the string I need.  I can select the individual string but there is still whitespace surrounding it when I write-host.

Hope that makes sense and thanks for the help guys!
$testvar = Get-MailContact testuser1 | %{$_. DistinguishedName }
Write-Host $testvar

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BSonPoshCommented:
Is there a space between the $_. and Distinguishedname? There is NOT suppose to be
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davequinliskAuthor Commented:
Thanks BSonPosh.
I definitly didn't have a space in there but I must of had a typo of some sort.  Re-Typed it in and all is well!

Many Thanks
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