Posts Tagged ‘PowerShell Studio 2015’


Output from a Script in an Executable File

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 by June Blender
This is the fourth blog in a multi-part series about designing a Windows PowerShell script that will be packaged in an executable file. Passing Parameters to a Script in an Executable File explains how to use the special parsing features of PowerShell Studio and PrimalScript to make passing parameters easy for PowerShell users and authors. Parsing Parameters for a Script in an Executable File explains how to parse parameters manually for special uses. Displaying Help for a Script in an Executable File explains how to display help for a script in an executable file. Output from a Script in an…   More »

Rewind: A Built-In Safety Net in PowerShell Studio

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by June Blender
We just released the second video in our "Check out this feature" series, a series of short videos that focus on features you might have missed. Our first video, Function Builder in SAPIEN PowerShell Studio, demonstrated our awesome automation for function and parameter syntax. Our second video, Rewind in PowerShell Studio: A built-in safety net for your scripts, describes the Rewind and Create Restore Point features, which help you recover to a previous version of a script -- or any PowerShell Studio file -- even if you've saved, or closed and reopened the file multiple times. And, the video shows…   More »

Engine Type Prerequisites

Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Devin Leaman
When building executables in PrimalScript or PowerShell Studio there are various engine types to choose from, each of them with a prerequisite that must be installed on the machine that will be running your program. For example, if you build an executable in PowerShell Studio and select the SAPIEN PowerShell V2 Host (Command Line) Win32 engine then the .NET Framework 2.0 is required on the target machine. Here is a table that shows the prerequisites for each engine type: Engine Prerequisite SAPIEN PowerShell V2 Host (Command Line) Win32 .NET Framework 2.0 SAPIEN PowerShell V2 Host (Command Line) x64 .NET Framework 2.0 SAPIEN PowerShell V2…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2015: Service Release v4.2.96

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by David Corrales
We released a new service build for PowerShell Studio 2015 (v4.2.96).   In this release we introduced another new feature:   Create Module from Help If you aren’t familiar with PowerShell HelpWriter, it is a tool that lets you create external PowerShell help files (MAML) for existing modules or from scratch. PowerShell HelpWriter can be a useful design tool for creating modules, by allowing you to plan out your module’s cmdlets and its parameter sets before writing a single line of PowerShell code. This write-help-first design approach is made much easier with PowerShell Studio’s Create Module from Help File feature.…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2015 – New Custom Menu Features & GIT template

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by David Corrales
We are continuing to cover the new features introduced in the latest service build of PowerShell Studio 2015 (v4.2.95). In this article we will cover the new additions to PowerShell Studio's custom menu. For those who aren’t familiar with the custom menu, it is a menu that users can customize to call other tools and processes. The menu’s contents can be determined on a global level or a local folder level. Please refer to the following article for more details on the custom menu feature:   Application vs Commandline We added an optional [Application] group to the CustomMenu.inf. Any…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2015 – Find References and File in Files Update

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by David Corrales
We just released another build of PowerShell Studio 2015 (v4.2.95). We included a few new features to this build, but we will focus on the search-related features in this particular article.   Find in Files Update We added some new options to the "Find In" pull down list of the Find in Files dialog. The new options include: Current Document – Searches in the current document only. All Open Documents –Searches in all the open documents. Current Project – Search in all the project files. These new options will allow you to narrow your search to the files you are…   More »

Hidden Charms of PowerShell Studio

Monday, September 28th, 2015 by June Blender
I'm coming up on my one-year anniversary at SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. and my one-year anniversary of using PowerShell Studio as my primary IDE. When I speak at conferences and user groups, I don't typically talk about products, because people don't want to hear "vendor talks." But, in private, I've become a total PowerShell Studio fan-girl. It's a bit embarrassing, honestly. I love the big powerhouse features, like PowerShell GUI automation, .EXE and .MSI creation, the Function Builder and Parameter Builder, and New Module from Functions. But, it's the smaller, quieter features that have me hooked. Here's my list of can't-live-without-'em…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2015: Service Release v4.2.94 and Projects with Folders

Monday, September 21st, 2015 by David Corrales
We released a new service build for PowerShell Studio 2015 (v4.2.94). Here's what's new: Folder Support in Projects PowerShell Studio 2015 projects now support folders. The project folders reflect the folder structure of the project files. Therefore if you previously organized your project files in folders within the project's directory, those folders will automatically be displayed in the Project Panel once the project is loaded. Using folders within projects makes it easier to organize projects with large amounts of files. With the new folder feature, you can now place your module help files in respective language specific folders: Important: Once…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2015: Service Release v4.2.92

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 by David Corrales
We released a new service release for PowerShell Studio 2015 (v4.2.92). Here’s what’s new: Memory Improvements In this build we improved PowerShell Studio’s file memory usage. Larger files should now load faster and use up less memory than in previous builds of the product.   Rename Controls: We added a “Rename” command to the GUI designer’s context menu: When clicked, the command will take you directly to the name property in the Properties Panel: Then you simply begin typing in the new name for the control, without any unnecessary mouse clicks.   Refresh Help: We added a “Refresh Help” command…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2015: Service Release v4.2.90

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by David Corrales
We released a new service release for PowerShell Studio 2015 (v4.2.90). Here’s what’s new:   Updated Editor Themes We updated the editor’s themes including the default, so be sure to apply the new PowerShell Studio theme after updating. These themes take into account the new additions to the syntax coloring (see below).   For those who don’t like change, we included a PowerShell Studio (Classic) Theme, so that you can revert to the classic look of PowerShell Studio. Improved Syntax Color We improved the syntax coloring in PowerShell Studio to give you more control over the coloring of your scripts.…   More »