PrimalScript 2012: What’s new? (Part 5)

As promised last time we take a look at the new version of the Object Browser in PrimalScript 2012.

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As soon as you click on the PowerShell node you will notice two things:

  1. It opens a LOT faster. PrimalScript 2012 loads its information from a cache rather than instantiating a slow starting copy of PowerShell. This will actually come in handy in other aspects, which we will cover later.
  2. You see a 32 bit and a 64 bit node. While PrimalScript 2011 already supported both platforms in almost every aspect, the PowerShell browser was a strictly 32 bit affair. Not anymore.

Having the platform distinction makes it possible for you to see if the snapin or module is actually available for you. Look closely at the following screenshot:

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You will notice that the Applocker module and it’s cmdlets are only available in 64 bit. As before, if you have the Dynamic Help window visible, just selecting an item will show it’s help information:

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If you don’t like additional windows docked in your IDE, just right click and select Help…

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And the same text opens in the Document Explorer which, if you like, can be just parked on your secondary screen.

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You can also use the “Google this…” topic on the context menu to get more information and maybe find samples online.

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So that’s it for today. Next time we look at some new debugging features for VBScript/JScript users. There is also a little debugger enhancement for PowerShell users in it, so don’t miss it.