Archive for the ‘Software News’ Category


SAPIEN Script Packager updates and new features.

Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Alex Riedel
The Script Packager in PrimalScript 2016 gets an update with the next service build (7.2.95). Since this service build changes the locations where your executable files are generated and some new options are available, we thought we'd let you know about these changes before they are actually released. Based on your feedback, the script engine selection in the Packager settings was too confusing. So we updated the user interface to minimize the number of selections and provide you with a preview of what this selection will do. Furthermore, as many of you indicated that you still need to support 32…   More »

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 »

iPowerShell Changes: New platforms! Now FREE!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Ferdinand Rios
  iPowerShell, our little iOS app, has come a long way over the years. It started out as simply a reference tool for PowerShell cmdlets, about_help and provider help. Over the years, we added YouTube videos, PowerShell Twitter posts, PowerShell Web Access, remote connectivity with PSWA and SSH, and a color coded editor. Today we announce iPowerShell for the Mac! This is a desktop application with most of the major features of its mobile sibling (we have not yet implemented the script editor). With this desktop application, admins can use their Macs to connect to PowerShell either through PSWA or…   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 »

PowerShell Studio 2016 – Service Release v5.2.125

Monday, July 25th, 2016 by David Corrales
We released a new service build of PowerShell Studio 2016 (v5.2.125)!   Here’s what’s new:   Blocked Files PowerShell Studio will now notify you when a script file is blocked. Windows flags files as blocked when downloaded from the internet or copied from a remote computer.   PowerShell Studio disables execution of blocked files for your security. When you wish to run the script, unblock the file using the file tab’s context menu:     Open with PrimalXML You can now open XML files directly in PrimalXML from the project panel using the context menu: You can also open help…   More »

PrimalScript 2016 service build adds CPU and memory performance graphs

Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Alex Riedel
The latest service build of PrimalScript 2016 (7.2.91) adds performance graphs for your scripts. To enable this feature you just need to make the “Performance” tab visible before you execute your script. Performance data can be collected on any script run from within PrimalScript as long as you enabled output redirection. That means this applies to PowerShell, VBScript, Perl or any other script that you run from within PrimalScript. The output window will also display the peak values during the execution of your script when it finishes. Since collecting this data while executing your script obviously adds additional CPU and…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2016 – Service Release & High DPI Support

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 by David Corrales
We released a new service build of PowerShell Studio 2016 (v5.2.124)!   Here’s what’s new: High DPI Support We have added high DPI support to PowerShell Studio’s UI. Those of you who previously ran PowerShell Studio on a high DPI monitor (Windows 10 in particular) probably noticed that the application appeared fuzzy. The fuzzy appearance is caused by Windows’ scaling of non-DPI aware applications. The good news is that this no longer the case with PowerShell Studio 2016. Not DPI Aware DPI Aware High DPI Layouts With high DPI screens, you will require high DPI layouts. When PowerShell Studio detects…   More »

Using Bash with PrimalScript 2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 by Alex Riedel
I have been asked a few times now to use Bash with PrimalScript. It doesn’t have all the setup for it out of the box because there are a few different implementations of Bash available for Windows. If you followed the latest news, Microsoft has announced at the BUILD 2016 keynote that Bash will become an integral part of Windows. ( Since we do not have the bits from Microsoft yet, I used the Cygwin Bash shell to demonstrate the necessary steps for PrimalScript 2016. You can download and install this version from here: There are a few quirks…   More »

Add custom tools to the menu

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by June Blender
There are so many features in PowerShell Studio and PrimalScript that I think I can't live without, like the Format Script button, file groups, and conditional breakpoints. But, there are few features I'd love to have that aren't there. They're easy enough to add, but they're really personal to me. Fortunately, I can add them myself. What is a custom tool? The Custom Tool feature in PowerShell Studio and PrimalScript lets you define commands in an INF file and add them to a menu. For example, I have huge Scripts library on One Drive where I keep all of my…   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 »