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Summary: Write colorized output to the Windows PowerShell console without using the Write-Host cmdlet.
How can you write output to the Windows PowerShell console without using the Write-Host cmdlet?
Set ForegroundColor to a different color by using $host.Ui.RawUi, and then use the Write-Output cmdlet to write the output. When you are finished, set the ForegroundColor back to its original color.
PS C:\> $t = $host.ui.RawUI.ForegroundColor
PS C:\> $host.ui.RawUI.ForegroundColor = "DarkGreen"
PS C:\> Write-Output "this is green output"
this is green output
PS C:\> $host.ui.RawUI.ForegroundColor = $t
In what use cases would we want to do this instead of Write-Host ?