Posts Tagged ‘features’


Convince My Manager! PowerShell Studio 2015 Killer Features

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by June Blender
Follow @juneb_get_help PowerShell scripters often send us requests for help and post them on our busy forums. None hits home with me like a request for help convincing a cash-strapped IT manager that they should buy professional tools, like PowerShell Studio, for their staff, because I've been in the same position. Importantly, this question almost always comes from IT pros, because development managers routinely spend thousands of dollars on professional tools for developers. IT pros are professionals and they deserve professional development tools. Nonetheless, it's important to make a clear and convincing case for your manager. So, here's a list…   More »

How to Enable and Disable PowerShell V2 on Windows 8

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 by David Corrales
Windows 8 by default includes PowerShell V3 installed, which is now an essential part of the operating system and cannot be removed. PowerShell V2 on the other hand is a different story. The default installation should have PowerShell v2  installed side by side with V3, but you have the option to remove or add this feature. Enabling / Disabling PowerShell V2 To enable PowerShell V2 in Windows 8, you must go into the Control Panel and select the “Programs and Features” option.   Next click on the “Turn Windows features on or off” link on the left panel:   When…   More »

Feature Peek 2011: Bookmarks and Breakpoints

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 by David Corrales
As mentioned in previous blogs, the next version of PrimalForms will support debugging. Anybody who has debugged a script or application knows that breakpoints are a priceless tool. A cool new feature in the 2011 versions of PrimalScript and PrimalForms is the ability edit breakpoints and bookmarks between the two products. For example, a user creates a PowerShell script in PrimalForms 2011 and set a few breakpoints and bookmarks used for debugging. The same user decides to debug the same PowerShell script on another machine, but it only has PrimalScript 2011  installed. When the script is opened in PrimalScript 2011,…   More »

Feature Peek 2011: Queries and Grids in 1, 2, 3

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 by David Corrales
A new feature in PrimalForms 2011 is the Database Browser which makes creating queries in PowerShell GUIs as easy as 1, 2, 3: Click here to view a video of the Database Browser!  1. Create a Database Connection or open an existing connection Fig 1: Create New Database Connection button 2. Use the Database Browser to drag a table you wish to query onto the Form Designer. It will automatically create a grid and the necessary code to fill the grid. Fig 2: Drag the Table or View in the Designer to create the grid with query script. 3. Call…   More »

Feature Peek 2011: Snippet Editor

Monday, April 5th, 2010 by David Corrales
Feature Peek 2011 will consist of a series of blogs that will provide a sneak peek of new features which will appear in the 2011 edition of PrimalScript Studio products. In this blog we will provide you with a sneak peek at the new Snippet Editor tool for PrimalScript 2011 and Visual PowerShell 2011. (Fig 1: The Snippet Editor Application) For those of you who are not familiar with snippets, they are small pieces of reusable code that can be quickly inserted in your script while editing. This piece or snippet of code can come in a various forms, such…   More »

PrimalScript v.Next

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 by Don Jones
We've added a new category to our blog: "PrimalScript v.Next." Over the next few months, we'll be sharing sneak peeks at the next version of PrimalScript (and no, we haven't named it yet - there's no definite release date at this point, but we'll share that info once it exists). We'll look at new features that are under development, alert you to beta testing opportunities, and more. So keep your eye on this space... we hope to share our first sneak peek very soon.…   More »