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Hi.  I wrote the following PowerShell script:

function MyFunction
{
    param( [string] $title   ,
           [string] $message )
           
    & Write-Host ('Title  : ' + $title  )
    & Write-Host ('Message: ' + $message)
}
MyFunction('My Title', 'My Message')

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expecting the following output:

Title  : My Title
Message: My Message

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Instead, however, I get the following output:

Title  : My Title My Message
Message: 

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Could you please tell me what I am doing wrong?  Thank you.
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Question by:deatc
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MyFunction ('My Title', 'My Message') is not the correct way to pass values to your function. In your case the function will consider ('My Title', 'My Message') as the single value and pass it to first parameter -title.

Try..
MyFunction 'My Title'  'My Message'

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Or
MyFunction -title 'My Title' -message 'My Message'

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Both will give you desired results..
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Thank you, Subsun!
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