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in powershell how can i cumulate string format in a function ?

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hello experts

i'm looking to format string result in a string inside my function in order to return infos with a correct display but it's not displaying as expected. I started without a function (1) but with a function i dont have the display as expected.
how can i correct this in my function (2).
thank you in advance.


1 ----------------------------  correct display ----------------------------------
   $machineInfos = Get-ADComputer WSTA00010145 -Properties * |  select primaryGroup, canonicalname, Description
   #'primaryGroup: {0,40} canonicalName:  {1, 50}, Utilisateur: {2, 50}' -f $machineInfos.primaryGroup, $machineInfos.canonicalName, $machineInfos.description
   Write-Host ""
   
   'description : {0,80} '      -f  $machineInfos.Description
   'groupe primaire : {0, 80} ' -f  $machineInfos.primaryGroup
   'canonicalName : {0, 80}'    -f  $machineInfos.canonicalname
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2 ----------------------------  NOT correct display ----------------------------------
function InfoMachine($computerName)
{
    $result = "" 
    $machineInfos = Get-ADComputer $computerName -Properties * #|  select primaryGroup, canonicalname, Description
    #'primaryGroup: {0,40} canonicalName:  {1, 50}, Utilisateur: {2, 50}' -f $machineInfos.primaryGroup, $machineInfos.canonicalName, $machineInfos.description
    Write-Host ""
   
    $result += 'description : {0,80} '      -f  $machineInfos.Description
    $result += 'groupe primaire : {0, 80} ' -f  $machineInfos.primaryGroup
    $result += 'canonicalName : {0, 80}'    -f  $machineInfos.canonicalname

    return $result;
}
   
InfoMachine machinename0001
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Try adding a line break with each string addition.. For example..
$result += "$('description : {0,80} '      -f  $machineInfos.Description)`n"
$result += "$('groupe primaire : {0, 80} ' -f  $machineInfos.primaryGroup)`n"
$result += "$('canonicalName : {0, 80}'    -f  $machineInfos.canonicalname)`n"

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hello Subsun,
thank you for the reply,

why parenthesis around the lines ?  i've look up on web but i couldn't find an answer ...and i dont want to loose the thread,

thank you in advance.
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ok, i found a link that explains that
http://www.neolisk.com/techblog/powershell-specialcharactersandtokens

thanks a lot ! it's work.

Toshio
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by:Subsun
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$( ) called a subexpression operator. In the above example I used to combine the result of expression

'description : {0,80} '      -f  $machineInfos.Description

and  line break  `n

to create a single string.
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thanks a lot for your complement of answer.

toshi
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