Archive for the ‘PrimalForms 2011’ Category


 

Celebrate PowerShell User Group Month

Thursday, March 1st, 2012 by Robert Morey
March 19th is International PowerShell User Group Day and there are lots of PowerShell user group meetings going on during the month of March… In order to nudge you along into the rapidly-expanding world of PowerShell, we are offering a 25% discount off the purchase price of PrimalForms 2011 during the month of March. PrimalForms is THE next generation PowerShell development environment. It offers a powerful, visual, and easy-to-use scripting environment whether you work with command line or GUI-based scripts. It comes with both 32-bit and 64-bit debuggers and also offers both 32-bit and 64-bit consoles that you can switch…   More »

Service Release (2/13/2012)

Monday, February 13th, 2012 by David Corrales
New versions of PrimalScript 2011, PrimalForms 2011, PrimalSQL 2011 and PrimalXML 2011 are available. Registered users can download the latest service builds from MySAPIEN. Release Notes: PrimalScript 2011 v6.0.162 UPD: Installer changed to install debugger as shared componentFIX: Various installer fixesFIX: Minor enhancements and improvementsADD: Error message if database connection fails   PrimalForms 2011 v2.0.20 FIX: Issue with ListView and SubItemsFIX: Tab issue when Copy / Paste into the consoleFIX: Issue with missing file icon in project FIX: Project issue where a form's return value for the ComboBox was empty.FIX: Other minor fixes and changesUPD: Using Extended Print DialogsUPD: Installer…   More »

Convert PowerShell Scripts to GUI Applications

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 by Robert Morey
You have created the mother of all PowerShell scripts and spent endless hours honing its performance and catching error conditions. Now that you are rolling out this gem of a script to your users, you find out that they don't take to the command prompt as you do. You have also found out that some others even go and edit your skillfully crafted script and are now blaming you for errors. You can avoid all of that by converting your command line script to a Windows Forms application with PrimalForms 2011. Create a GUI version of your PowerShell script to make the…   More »

Service Release (1/19/2012)

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by David Corrales
New versions of PrimalScript 2011, and PrimalForms 2011 are available. Registered users can download the latest service builds from MySAPIEN. Release Notes: PrimalScript 2011 v6.0.158 UPD: Misc. improvements and bug fixes.ADD: Manual chapters added to the Document Explorer   PrimalForms 2011 v2.0.19 UPD: Inserts Default Assemblies if they are missingUPD: Spotlight Article ListFIX: Caching issues with PowerShellV3 CTP2FIX: Issue of GridView Columns not appearing when form is ran for the first time…   More »

2012 Is The Year Of PowerShell—Are You Ready?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 by Robert Morey
You really need to make PowerShell your top New Year’s Resolution because 2012 is *the* year of PowerShell.  Microsoft is putting it front and center in its Windows Management Framework 3.0 which is due sometime in 2012.  And you need to be ready for it.  Sure, you need to put exercise and a good diet at the top of your priorities, too, but you need to feed and exercise your brain as well.  Keeping your brain in shape will lead to job security, a fat wallet, and incessant praise from your colleagues and your end users.  Well, maybe not the…   More »

PrimalForms 2011: Spotlight on the ContextMenuStrip Control

Friday, December 16th, 2011 by David Corrales
The “Spotlight on Controls” series focuses on a single WinForms control in PrimalForms 2011 , details the important Properties, Methods, and Events of the control and demonstrates how to utilize the control. Most of the information about the controls is still applicable to previous versions of PrimalForms. Last time we took a look at the TreeView . This time we will look at the ContextMenuStrip control: ContextMenuStrip [System.Windows.Forms.ContextMenuStrip] Represents a shortcut menu. Default Event: Opening Why use a ContextMenuStrip control? Use the ContextMenuStrip when you want to display a menu of commands when the user right clicks on a specific…   More »

Service Release (12/9/2011)

Friday, December 9th, 2011 by David Corrales
New versions of PrimalScript 2011, PrimalForms 2011, and PrimalSQL 2011 are available. Registered users can download the latest service builds from MySAPIEN. Release Notes: PrimalScript 2011 v6.0.157 Fix: Allow easier default template creationNew: New default skin setting (Office 2010)Fix: Script2Exe not signing executablesFix: Crash if PowerShell profile corrupted or read access prohibited   PrimalForms 2011 v2.0.18 ADD: ScriptEditor context menu option to call a Project FileADD: View Spotlight article links to ToolboxPane and PropertyPane's context menusADD: Link to view all product related blog articles to the start page.ADD: Ribbon Button to link to Spotlight articlesADD: Help menu options to designer…   More »

Holiday Packaging Comes in Many (Primal)Forms

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 by Robert Morey
It’s all about getting what you want this holiday season. You want the best PowerShell development environment on the market and you want to treat yourself to a $50 shopping spree on Amazon (trust us, you do!). Just purchase PrimalForms 2011 for $299 during this month of December and we will send you a gift code for $50 which you can use to buy whatever you want on Amazon.com. Even if that means spending your well-deserved gift on a significant other, your family, or sharing your wealth with a non-profit organization. It’s your choice but you really, really want PrimalForms…   More »

PrimalForms 2011: Spotlight on the TreeView Control – Part 2

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 by David Corrales
The “Spotlight on Controls” series focuses on a single WinForms control in PrimalForms 2011, details the important Properties, Methods, and Events of the control and demonstrates how to utilize the control. Most of the information about the controls is still applicable to previous versions of PrimalForms. In Part 1 of the Spotlight on the TreeView control, we looked at the TreeView properties, methods and event. Now we will focus on the TreeNodes and the TreeView’s Nodes property. TreeView Nodes Property Revisited: The TreeView keeps track of its nodes via the Nodes property, which consists of a collection of TreeNode objects.…   More »

PrimalForms 2011: Spotlight on the TreeView Control – Part 1

Monday, November 14th, 2011 by David Corrales
The Spotlight on Controls series describes the controls, that is, the objects in the System.Windows.Forms namespace, so you can use them effectively when building GUI apps in PowerShell Studio and PrimalScript. Each post focuses on one control and lists its most important properties, methods, and events, including the default event that PowerShell Studio adds to your script when you double-click the control. The posts include many examples written in Windows PowerShell, so you can use them right away. Read more: Spotlight on Controls: Common properties and methods This two-part post describes the TreeView control. Part 1: TreeView Overview Part 2: TreeNode…   More »