Posts Tagged ‘gui’


Building PowerShell GUI Solutions

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Ferdinand Rios
The second leg of SAPIEN's Building PowerShell GUI Solutions world tour is complete. This trip took us to Dallas, Raleigh and to New York City for the NY Techstavaganza. We had a great time showing PowerShell users how to create great GUI interfaces for their PowerShell scripts, and how to use PowerShell Studio 2014 to create a complete cradle to grave development workflow. [caption id="attachment_7094" align="alignnone" width="300"] Raleigh, NC[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_7095" align="alignnone" width="300"] NY Techstravaganza[/caption]   We continue to add cities to our tour and are looking for more user groups to speak at. In April, we will be presenting…   More »

PowerShell Studio: GUI Tutorials

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 by David Corrales
The guys over at PowerShell Task Force have been posting a series of GUI Tutorials using PowerShell Studio 2012, including a festive Christmas GUI: Create AD users the GUI way: Merry Christmas – How To:   I would like to thank PowerShell Task Force for the tutorials! Happy Holidays!…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2012 – WinForms – GUI ToolMaking

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by David Corrales
Francois-Xavier Cat over at the LazyWinAdmin blog, wrote a follow up article to Creating a GUI with PowerShell Studio. Like the previous article, a video is included:   “Today I will go a bit further and show you how to create a tool to query some information from a remote computer. I will first send the Output to Out-GridView cmdlet and then show you how to send it to a DataGridView control inside the GUI.”     Read the full article here:   Thank you once again Francois-Xavier!…   More »

Creating a GUI with PowerShell Studio

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 by David Corrales
Francois-Xavier Cat over at the LazyWinAdmin blog, wrote a great article on how to create a basic GUI using PowerShell Studio 2012. In addition, the article includes a video of the process:   “The following post will demo how to create a basic Graphical User Interface with SAPIEN PowerShell Studio 2012. Last year I released a PowerShell script called LazyWinAdmin 0.4 which is a script that generate a Graphical User Interface. I used SAPIEN PowerShell Studio 2012 to create this Interface and write my PowerShell code.” Read the full article here:   Thank you for the article Francois-Xavier!…   More »

PowerShell Studio – Passing and Returning Values using Forms

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 by David Corrales
Two frequent questions we get on the forums are: How do I pass a value to another form? How do I get the results from a form? In this article, we will answer these common questions in order to give you a better understanding about how to use projects with multiple forms.   Getting Started You will need to create a project with multiple forms in order to proceed. The Multi-Form Project template is a good starting point. At the end of this article there is a link to download a sample project that demonstrates how to use these techniques.…   More »

PowerShell Scoping – Revisited

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by David Corrales
Yes, we said we would not speak of it again, but a user post provided a good example of the change in scoping rules between PowerShell V2 and V3. This particular user had a question about GUI controls on our new PowerShell GUIs forum and provided an example GUI script. In the example, the user declared a function inside an event script block: $OnLoadFormEvent={ #TODO: Initialize Form Controls here $t = dir c:\PowerShell\ $t2 = dir c:\Scoping\ function outTextBox1($textOut) { $richtextbox1.Text = $richtextbox1.Text + $textOut } } This script block is called when the GUI Window is about to display.…   More »

South Florida IT Camp 2011

Friday, July 29th, 2011 by David Corrales
I had a fun time at last Saturday’s South Florida IT Camp . The camp was a great opportunity to meet old and new friends. I would like to thank all the IT Camp organizers for allowing me to present a session on "How to create GUIs for PowerShell using PrimalForms 2011.” I would especially like to thank all the attendees. You were a great group! You can download the Sample GUIs created during the session from the Downloads section.…   More »

Back From TechEd 2011: Does it support SharePoint and Exchange?

Monday, June 13th, 2011 by David Corrales
Do PrimalScript and PrimalForms 2011 support SharePoint and Exchange? Yes, PrimalScript and PrimalForms 2011 supports any module or snapin that is not bound to a specific host, such as the PowerShell ISE. Both products will provide code completion, syntax coloring, and dynamic help for modules and snapins. The 2011 products also support 64Bit snapins and Modules.  Both products allow you to change between 32Bit and 64Bit platforms on the fly.…   More »

Back From TechEd 2011: Why create a GUI for my PowerShell Scripts?

Friday, June 10th, 2011 by David Corrales
Why create a GUI for my PowerShell Scripts? Microsoft Windows became successful because it offers an easy to use visual interface which doesn’t require users to remember console commands. Users still prefer a mouse click over having to type a command. One of the top reasons users create a GUI for their scripts is to distribute the script to a non-PowerShell user. For example, using PrimalForms or PrimalScript 2011 users can package their GUI script into an executable and distribute it to their help desk or other end users. The GUI doesn’t require the end user to open the console…   More »

Back From TechEd 2011: PrimalForms 2011 is a full featured PowerShell ISE

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 by David Corrales
We had a great show at TechEd 201. We’d like to thank all of the people who took the time to pass by our booth. I would like to take this time to answer some common questions we were asked at TechEd 2011.   Isn’t PrimalForms 2011 only for creating GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces) in PowerShell? No, PrimalForms 2011 is a full featured PowerShell editor and much more. The product started as a GUI only tool but has evolved considerably from the Community Edition. In fact, you are not required to use the GUI designer in PrimalForms 2011 at all.…   More »