Archive for the ‘Feature Peek’ Category


iPowerShell Pro: Sneak Peek Part 2

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
Want to see some more from iPowerShell Pro V3? Well here you go! On the PSWA console screen, tap the Scripts button to get a list of scripts on the server. [caption id="attachment_6035" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 1: The Scripts Button[/caption] Tap the chevron on the right of the script name to edit the script. [caption id="attachment_6036" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 2: Edit scripts on your mobile device.[/caption] Press Save when done, then tap the script name to place it on the input line. [caption id="attachment_6037" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 3: Execute the script[/caption] Press the Send button on the keyboard to execute…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: Sneak Peek Part 1

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
What's in store for the next version of iPowerShell Pro? Can you say Enhanced PowerShell Web Access? Check out the screen shots below: Figure 1 below shows what PSWA looks like on a tablet through iPowerShell Pro. [caption id="attachment_6022" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 1: Logged into a PSWA console[/caption] Tap the cmdlet button to bring up a list of cmdlets. [caption id="attachment_6023" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 2: Select a cmdlet[/caption] Tap a cmdlet to bring up its list of parameters. [caption id="attachment_6024" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 3: cmdlet parameters[/caption] Tap the parameters you want to include in your command line and press Done.…   More »

Using GIT, Subversion and Mercurial with PrimalScript 2012

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
For quite some time we have been asked to add support for the aforementioned version control systems to PrimalScript. But every time we looked into it, the API changed or the preferred system du jour changed. We didn’t want to add support for too many API’s that get potentially outdated fast. But most importantly, many folks we asked indicated that they use more than one system. GIT for their own files, Mercurial for customer A and Subversion for customer B. Even worse, some clients seem to insist that some homegrown system is used that either has no API or is…   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 »

Feature Peek PrimalScript 2011: Really really big files

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 by Alex Riedel
Sometimes we have to look at files with a size that far exceeds anything a regular code editor can handle. After all, source files of any language usually don't venture north of a few hundred KB. I am sure there are some slightly bigger, so please don't make this a contest about who has the biggest … source file… Log files on the other hand silently sit there and accumulate output from databases, services or whatnot and only once they have grown beyond any reasonable size we suddenly need to look at them and figure out what went wrong. PrimalScript…   More »

Feature Peek PrimalScript 2011: Debugging with arguments

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 by Alex Riedel
Many of the scripts you develop use command line arguments to specify data that needs to be passed to the script. In a production environment these parameters usually change for each invocation of a script. For debugging however most developers use a fixed set of test parameters for any given script, which allows you to easily reproduce the state you need for debugging a specific item. In the past that meant that for each script you had to manually set the parameters somewhere in a dialog box before debugging. It also meant that you somehow had to remember what the…   More »

Feature Peek PrimalForms 2011: Debugger

Monday, March 14th, 2011 by David Corrales
You saw PrimalScripts 2011’s new PowerShell debugger and now its time to show you the same debugger in PrimalForms 2011. Multi-Platform Support Since PrimalForms 2011 shares the same debugger as PrimalScript, it  also supports 32 bit & 64 bit script execution with the option to elevate. Variables Pane View all the session variables and their property values. (Fig 1: Variables Pane) Watch Pane The Watch Pane allows you to specify variable expressions that you wish to monitor without having to search for the variable. (Fig 2: Watch Pane) Call Stack Pane View the current call stack when debugging your scripts…   More »

Feature Peek PrimalScript 2011: New PowerShell Debugger

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 by Alex Riedel
The PowerShell debugger has been completely rewritten for PrimalScript 2011. Many of the new features are the direct result of requests from you, our users: - The way the debugger executes your script makes sure that all open files are closed, regardless where and when you stop debugging. - You can debug in 32 and 64 bit PowerShell instances and also elevate the debugger if your script requires elevation to run. (Obviously you need a 64 bit OS to run the 64 bit debugger) - The new variable display shows all members and their values of all PowerShell variables. -…   More »

Feature Peek 2011: PrimalForms – Form Templates

Monday, February 14th, 2011 by David Corrales
PrimalForms 2011 will ship with a number of predefined templates that will make things easier for you when creating a GUI for PowerShell. (Fig 1: When you create a new form, a list of templates will appear.)   We know some of you will want to create your own reusable templates, so we implemented  any easy way for you to convert your forms: (Fig 2: Create Form Template Menu Option) I want to the option to search the my exported database queries, but the default query form doesn’t support the functionality. So I start by creating a Form with the…   More »

Feature Peek PrimalScript 2011: 32/64 bit debugging

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 by Alex Riedel
You probably already guessed that we did not just stop with executing scripts in either 32 or 64 bit mode. Debugging your scripts in either environment is just as simple. With just the flick of a switch you can launch the 32 or the 64 bit debugger and run, step, examine and probe your variables at your leisure. The screenshots below illustrate how easily you can go from 32 to 64 bit. …   More »