Posts Tagged ‘UI’


Adding auto-complete to an input textbox

Monday, April 6th, 2015 by June Blender
Follow @juneb_get_help Well-designed user interfaces make it as easy as possible for the user to enter the right input in the right format. One of the most effective ways to help a user is to provide suggested input or automatically complete the input that the user begins to type. As a UI newbie, I thought that implementing a sophisticated feature like auto-complete was going to be very difficult, but I was surprised at how very easy this task is in PowerShell Studio. Honestly, I set aside a week to do this and it took me 10 minutes – 30 minutes…   More »

Run Selection v. Run Selection in Console

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by June Blender
PowerShell Studio is full of features and options. As a new user, I’m trying to learn as many as I can. There are four options in the Run menu, so, of course, I tried them all. But the result was unexpected.     Run and Run Selection run your code and show the result in the Output pane. Run in Console and Run Selection in Console run your code and show the result in the Console pane, which is a separate Windows PowerShell process that PowerShell Studio hosts. That’s expected.   But Run Selection and Run Selection in Console are…   More »

Expand All Aliases: Ctrl+Shift+A

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by June Blender
Windows PowerShell aliases are very handy. They typically have fewer characters than the commands and parameters that they represent, so they’re quicker to type and great for tweeting. However, it has long been an established best practice that aliases should not be used in blogs, in help, in examples, or in any shared scripts and commands. They create an extra layer of confusion for beginners and they’re an obstacle for anyone who needs to maintain the script. Still, we use them. I know that, despite my best efforts, I type “dir” and “where” and “gcm” and “ipmo” and “sls”  and,…   More »

Comment it out!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by June Blender
Today, I was experimenting with hash tables that had keys with multiple values. (More about that later!) But, in the course of my experimentation, I tried one technique and then another and then another. I didn’t want to delete any of my trial code, but I also didn’t want it to run. I just wanted to comment it out. I could have typed a comment symbol (#) on each line or typed the “<#” and “#>” to enclose each code block in a comment block, but PowerShell Studio 2014 makes commenting even easier.   To comment out each line individually…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2014: UI Changes

Monday, September 29th, 2014 by David Corrales
In the latest build of PowerShell Studio 2014 (v4.1.71) we made some UI changes to the Ribbon. Particularly the Home tab of the Ribbon: The most notable change is to the Run group. We changed the run and debug icons and rearranged the menu buttons: We separated out the remoting commands into their own menu:   And we added two new options to the Run menu: You can now access the run selection commands directly from the ribbon.   We also updated the Edit group of the Home tab and added a functions menu: The new menu contains the following…   More »