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# encoding: ascii
# api: powershell
# title: Select-Expand
# description: Like Select-Object -Expand, but with recursive iteration of a select chain
# version: 0.1
# type: function
# license: CC0
# function: Select-Expand
# x-poshcode-id: 1718
# x-archived: 2010-04-11T06:49:25
#
#
function Select-Expand {
<# 
.Synopsis
   Like Select-Object -Expand, but with recursive iteration of a select chain
.Description
   Takes a dot-separated series of properties to expand, and recursively iterates the output of each property ...
.Parameter Property
   A collection of property names to expand.
   
   Each property can be a dot-separated series of properties, and each one is expanded, iterated, and then evaluated against the next
.Parameter InputObject
   The input to be selected from
.Parameter Unique
   If set, this becomes a pipeline hold-up, and the total output is checked to ensure uniqueness
.Parameter EmptyToo
   If set, Select-Expand will include empty/null values in it's output
.Example
   Get-Help Get-Command | Select-Expand relatedLinks.navigationLink.uri -Unique

   This will return the online-help link for Get-Command.  It's the equivalent of running the following command:

   C:\PS> Get-Help Get-Command | Select-Object -Expand relatedLinks | Select-Object -Expand navigationLink | Select-Object -Expand uri | Where-Object {$_} | Select-Object -Unique
#>
param(
   [Parameter(ValueFromPipeline=$false,Position=0)]
   [string[]]$Property
,
   [Parameter(ValueFromPipeline=$true)]
   [Alias("IO")]
   [PSObject[]]$InputObject
,
   [Switch]$Unique
,
   [Switch]$EmptyToo
)
begin { 
   if($unique) {
      $output = @()
   }
}
process {
   foreach($io in $InputObject) {
      foreach($prop in $Property -split "\.") {
         if($io -ne $null) {
            $io = $io | Select-Object -Expand $prop
            Write-Verbose $($io | out-string)
         }
      }
      if(!$EmptyToo -and ($io -ne $null)) {
         $io = $io | Where-Object {$_}
      }
      if($unique) {
         $output += @($io)
      } else {
         Write-Output $io
      }
   }
}
end {
   if($unique) {
      Write-Output $output | Select-Object -Unique
   }
}
}

New-Alias slep Select-Expand