Meaning of the two consecutive Colons ::

Hi Expert,

I was wondering what the "::" like in the following example means?

$now = [DateTime]::Now

Thanks for your answer.

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  • You can explore more about these kinds of members in an example like this by deleting the word Now, so all you are left with is

    [DateTime]::

    and doing tab completion to see what else comes up.  If you want to get a more explicit list of static members on an object check the MSDN documentation for the class or just type the

    [ClassName]

    followed by

    | gm -static

    In this case you could type:

    [DateTime] | gm -static

    To get more on the Now member you could type

    [DateTime]::Now | gm -static

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