convert C# function to Powershell function

by bertl81 at 2013-01-17 11:55:20


First of all, i would like to say hi! :slight_smile:
Thats my First Post and i’ll hope that someone can help me…

I’ll try to convert a C# function to Powershell
Thats the Code from C#
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Linq;
using DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Packaging;
using DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing;
using DocumentFormat.OpenXml;

namespace OpenXMLCmdlet
public class Get_OpenXMLsdtBlock: System.Management.Automation.PSCmdlet
[System.Management.Automation.Parameter(Position = 0, Mandatory = true)]
public System.IO.FileInfo Document;

protected override void ProcessRecord()
using (WordprocessingDocument doc = WordprocessingDocument.Open(Document.FullName, true))
MainDocumentPart mainDocumentPart = doc.MainDocumentPart;
List<SdtBlock> sdtList = mainDocumentPart.Document.Descendants<SdtBlock>().ToList();

foreach (SdtBlock sdt in sdtList)
if (sdt.SdtProperties.GetFirstChild<Tag>().Val.Value == “ServerName”)

It returns the SdtBlock from an OpenXML Word File with the Tag ServerName…

My Problem is now that i don’t now how is the correct Syntax for
List<SdtBlock> sdtList = mainDocumentPart.Document.Descendants<SdtBlock>().ToList();
in Powershell?

With the following Powershell function i’ll get the Document and also the MainDocumentPart
But i cant get the last Line to work… -.-
function Get-OpenXMLsdtBlock




$doc = [DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Packaging.WordprocessingDocument]::Open($Document.FullName,$true)
$mainPart = $doc.MainDocumentPart
$contentParts = $mainPart.Document.Body.Descendants<SdtBlock>()



Any Ideas???

Many thanks for your help!
by nohandle at 2013-01-17 12:57:46
Compiling it within the script using the add-type cmdlet is not a solution? It is bit late here and I C# force is not strong with me anymore, so I am just pitching the idea. I’ll hopefully look into tomorrow in more detail.