Archive for the ‘PowerShell HelpWriter’ Category


New PowerShell Reference Tool

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 by June Alane Reif
SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. is pleased to introduce our new online Windows PowerShell Reference tool, which is based on the reference section of iPowerShell Pro. To find it, on the SAPIEN web page, click Support and then click PowerShell Reference. Or, go directly to PowerShell Reference contains help for Windows PowerShell and PowerShell modules. This tool allows you to search through Cmdlet Help, About Help and Provider Help with just a click of your mouse. After you've chosen a help category, start typing in the search box. The menu will filters as you type. When you choose an item from…   More »

SAPIEN Update service bulletin

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
Recently we introduced a new SAPIEN software update tool, which makes it easier to directly download and install SAPIEN software updates. The tool also updates itself when there is a newer version of the update tool. Unfortunately on some machines that may have caused that process to get stuck, because the file may now be owned be an elevated admin and can no longer be overwritten without elevation. So if you have not seen any new updates to our software recently, you may have to launch the update tool manually with elevation. You only have to do this once, do…   More »

Writing XML Help for Advanced Functions

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 by June Blender
Follow @juneb_get_help The introduction of SAPIEN PowerShell HelpWriter has made writing XML help files as easy – actually easier – than writing comment-based help. XML help is more robust and less error-prone than comment-based help. It supports updatable help and help in multiple languages, and it lets you separate help files from script and modules files, which is a real advantage when you're working with many people in a shared coding environment, like GitHub. PowerShell HelpWriter makes it easy to create XML help files for all commands in a module, including the functions in a manifest module or script module:…   More »

Introducing PowerShell HelpWriter 2015

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 by June Blender
The help system in Windows PowerShell is well known and much loved. But, it has been very difficult to create XML help files that comply with the PSMAML schema that the Get-Help cmdlet requires. Until now. Introducing PowerShell HelpWriter by SAPIEN Technologies, Inc., the first professional, fully featured help authoring studio for Windows PowerShell help. PowerShell HelpWriter saves you time and increases productivity - focusing your attention on writing help instead of struggling with the complex PSMAML schema. PowerShell HelpWriter creates help files from a module or from scratch. Fully-featured designer makes it easy to write accurate and complete help…   More »