Posts Tagged ‘PowerShell Studio’


New Keyboard Shortcuts in PowerShell Studio 2016

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by June Blender
The newest version of PowerShell Studio, 5.2.128, includes some nice updates, additions, and fixes, but I wanted to call your attention to the change in our keyboard shortcuts. We've updated them to simplify the most frequently used shortcuts and to make our shortcuts consistent with other Windows tools. Special thanks to our Wish List contributors for their suggestions. If you are using a keyboard shortcut program or you have a programmable keyboard or input device, you might need to adjust your settings. Find / Replace Ctrl + F or Ctrl + H Run Selection in Console F8 Run in Console…   More »

Write a Multi-Form PowerShell GUI App

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 by June Blender
Tested on: PowerShell 2.0+, PowerShell Studio 2016 This step-by-step example shows you how to create a very simple multi-form PowerShell GUI app. The app consists of a parent form that gets data from a child form and displays it. When you finish, you'll know how to use the basic multi-form features of PowerShell Studio. For details about how these features work under the covers, see How Do Multi-Form Projects Work? For this task, we assume that you know how to create a single-form PowerShell GUI app or that you've participated in a Thinking in Events hands-on lab. Otherwise, start with…   More »

Introducing the SAPIEN Information Center

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by June Alane Reif
Over the years, the articles in this blog have grown extensively. There's a lot of valuable information in here, but it's become hard to find because it's mixed in with various tour announcements, special offers, conference recaps, and the like. So, we have decided to pull the important articles and place them—along with information relevant to PowerShell and scripting—in a more organized and easily searchable venue. We are proud to introduce the SAPIEN Information Center. The most recent articles are always highlighted in a list on the left side of the window. The SAPIEN Information Center currently has the following…   More »

Property Pane: Change property values of multiple objects

Friday, May 20th, 2016 by June Blender
Sometimes, I say things so many times that I start to believe them, even when I'm wrong. Here's a correction of one of the details that I've gotten wrong repeatedly. "You can only use the Properties pane on one object at time." -- me Um, no. The Properties pane in PowerShell Studio displays the properties and property values of an object, that is, one of the Windows Forms controls on the Designer pane. By default, it displays the properties of one object at a time. To determine which object the Properties pane displays: In the Designer pane, click the object. -or-…   More »

New Quick-Learn Video: Enclosures in PowerShell Studio

Monday, May 9th, 2016 by June Blender
We all love blog posts that explain something complex in simple terms or demonstrate an elegant technique for performing a task or solving a problem. But, sometimes, a quick video is more effective, especially when the result is visual. Also, there are many people who can learn more quickly by watching than reading. I've been spinning up some short videos about PowerShell solutions and cool features of SAPIEN products that are easy to miss in the treasure trove of features. They're all on our YouTube channel: The latest video, Parentheses, Braces, Brackets & Quotes in PowerShell Studio, shows how…   More »

Last but not least, save on PowerShell Studio 2016 now!

Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Lanae Dale
We are wrapping up our Deal of the Day week with 25% off your purchase of PowerShell Studio 2016!  Don't let this one pass you by.  Shop on-line using the discount code SPS25 at, today ONLY, to secure your copy at this discounted price!     Restrictions: This offer is valid Friday, April 29th, 2016 from 6AM to 11:59PM PST.  This offer is only valid when purchasing directly through our on-line store.  This offer is not available through resellers or through purchase orders sent to  This offer cannot be combined with any additional discounts.  Use of promotional code must occur at the…   More »

Giving a talk? PowerShell Studio Presentation Features

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 by June Blender
One of the best parts of the PowerShell community culture is the willingness of people at all levels of expertise to help others to learn. It acknowledges that we learn from each other all the time and pays backward and forward for help that others have given to us. So, there are many people giving talks and presentations about PowerShell. And, PowerShell Studio has several features that make presentations easier. Filegroups: Open all scripts and modules for your presentation in a single click, even if the code files are on different machines in different locations. The files open in PowerShell…   More »

Distributing files with your packaged scripts

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Alex Riedel
We get this question every week: Why can I not include my data files, secondary scripts, modules, other executables etc. with the packaged executable and have it unpack them when I run it? If you have been a SAPIEN customer for a few years you may remember that we had this feature in the packager until the 2012 version. The predominant operating system at the time was Windows XP and this worked fine. With the advent of Windows Vista and Windows 7 we received this question more and more: “Why does my packaged script no longer work?. You need…   More »

My First Form: New Videos for PowerShell GUI Beginners

Monday, March 14th, 2016 by June Blender
Like most things, once you know the basics, it's really easy to build GUI applications with Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Studio. And, like most things, it's hard to learn the basics. We're here to help. We just posted a two-part series of videos. You can watch them in any order. My First Form: Build a Simple PowerShell GUI App is a step-by-step guide to building a little PowerShell GUI app that displays the versions of Windows and Windows PowerShell on your system. My First Form: Controls and Properties is like a prequel. It introduces you to the concepts of the Windows Forms controls…   More »

There’s only one right place for curly braces

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by June Blender
If you ever want to start an argument with programmers or scripters, mention your preferred code or script formatting habit. A tweet about the PowerShell backtick continuation character or the placement of comment-based help for a function will elicit enough reaction to bring down a small server. But nothing gets people more riled up than the position of curly braces in a script block. On the same line or a separate line? From First, PowerShell MVP Aleksandar Nikolic will remind you (and rightly so!) that "curly braces" is redundant, because all braces are curly. That's how you distinguish braces…   More »