Posts Tagged ‘VBScript’



Friday, November 7th, 2014 by Lanae Dale
                           Save big now! Originally priced at $59.99, get your copy of Microsoft Hyper-V or WSH and VBScript Core printed books for only $15.00 each, shipping included, while supplies last! Offer valid in the continental United States only. Microsoft Hyper-V A practical guide to implementing Hyper-V in your environment. Microsoft Hyper-V, focuses on giving you a practical guide to implementing Hyper-V in your environment; everything from installing your first Hyper-V server to building clustered environments for complex systems. This book includes instructions for managing Hyper-V using the built-in Hyper-V Manager or Systems Centre Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), as well as,…   More »

PrimalPad 2014: User tools are back

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
With the 2012 release of the ever popular PrimalPad, our portable PowerShell and VBScript editor, we switched to the now almost ubiquitous ribbon user interface. One thing that disappeared because of that was the custom user tools menu. Mostly because, well, there was no menu to edit anymore. The “User-defined Tools” ribbon group is pre-filled with the Windows Registry Editor, the Control Panel and the Computer Management plug-in, just to not have an empty group stare back at you. Click on the launch button in the group to edit the tools to your desire. Launch button Tool edit dialog As…   More »

PrimalScript 2014: VBScript gets a debug console

Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Alex Riedel
One of the many things on our users wish list was the ability to change variables while debugging. While we where looking to solve that, we also looked for a way to call functions while stopped at a breakpoint or execute any arbitrary code that may help facilitate testing and debugging. Since we already have a debug console doing that exact same thing for PowerShell, we thought it would be best to do the same thing for VBScript and JScript. So now setting a variable or an objects property is as easy as typing it into the console. Call functions,…   More »

But it works on my machine…

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
We have all heard that phrase. We have all faced that scenario. A script runs perfectly fine on your machine or any VM you have, but just refuses to do anything useful on that one server where it really matters. Error messages can be notoriously unhelpful. “Access denied”, yes, but to WHAT and WHY? And everyone’s favorite “Unknown error” makes for a very frustrating day at the office. If you have physical or remote desktop access to that server it’s pretty easy, just use whatever debugger you have, install it on that machine and see what happens. Or, in case…   More »

PrimalScript or PowerShell Studio?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
We do get this question from users new to our software quite frequently. We realize that there is some overlap between the two products, they are both editors after all and both support PowerShell. I could go on and explain at length what the differences are, but fortunately I don’t have to. Powershell guru and trainer extraordinaire Jason Helmick just released an excellent overview and video about what to choose for what and why. So, lean back, read the article and watch the video.  Click here for the blog article  Click here for the video…   More »

Jazz up your VBScripts with PowerShell and Windows Forms

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
Sure, you are supposed to write all new scripts in PowerShell. Some say you can replace any VBScript with a single line in PowerShell. But the truth is, many of you still have to maintain, develop and debug scripts written in VBScript. Some of our customers also have to maintain VBScript or JScript files that run under a custom host, automating some server application that likely will never be changed to use PowerShell. And, judging from some emails we get, you cast a jealous look at this new fangled Windows Forms stuff the PowerShell crowd uses to make great tools.…   More »

First rule of PowerShell scoping rules…

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
… never talk about PowerShell scoping rules. Judging from the posts, emails and questions we get about variable scope in PowerShell Studio forms, PowerShell scoping rules are shrouded in mystery. When you read about_scopes you get a lot of information. When you come from any other scripting language, for example VBScript, you are used to two scopes; global and local. The default scope of a variable in VBScript depends on its first use or its declaration. So if you want a variable to have a specific scope you just declare it with a DIM statement. This code sample illustrates…   More »

Reference highlighting in PrimalScript 2012

Monday, December 10th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
You have asked for it, here it is. With this new service build of PrimalScript 2012 (6.5.136) you get reference highlighting. For those of you not familiar with this functionality, read on. Basically if you double click on an identifier, be it a function, variable, member etc. that identifier gets selected. Nothing exciting about that. You can also press Ctrl + W(ord) to select the current word if you are more the keyboard type of person. What’s new is that every instance of that same word is now highlighted throughout your code. That makes it really easy to see where…   More »

PrimalPad 2012 gets script signing

Thursday, August 9th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
We think that setting your execution policy to AllSigned or at least RemoteSigned in PowerShell is very important. Likewise, your security policy for VBScript, JScript and WSF file should also only allow signed scripts to be executed. PrimalScript and PowerShell Studio have always supported script signing and so does the new PowerShell Profile Editor. So we concluded that giving you PrimalPad without code signing abilities would be a bit of a double standard. The new PrimalPad 2012 build (2.1.28) supports script signing with any code signing certificate you may have in your personal store, a specific certificate or a PFX…   More »

PrimalPad gets a 2012 refresh

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
Our “no installation required” PowerShell, VBScript and JScript editor got a 2012 face lift. Now sporting the becoming more commonplace ribbon interface, the new 2012 version is available for download from in the “Community Tools” folder Available in 32 and 64 bit it joins the previous version rather than replacing it. So if you like the previous style with menus and toolbars better, we still have it for you.…   More »