Archive for the ‘PrimalForms’ Category


 

Service Release (4/10/2012)

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 by David Corrales
New versions of PrimalScript, PowerShell Studio, PrimalSQL, PrimalXML, PrimalForms and ChangeVue are available. Registered users can download the latest service builds from MySAPIEN. Release Notes: 2012 Versions: PrimalScript 2012 v6.5.125 - VBScript debugger fails on 32 bit only machines- "Search again" renamed to "Repeat last search"- Encoding displayed for embedded VBScript file in WSF- Erroneous SaveAs dialog when closing embedded script without saving- "Toggle outline" not available or functional  on last line of region- Cursor moves to a wrong place when inserting a multi-line snippet- Change marker is moving with inserted empty lines- Opening an embedded file shows all lines…   More »

Spotlight on the NotifyIcon Control

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 by David Corrales
The “Spotlight on Controls” series focuses on a single WinForms control in PowerShell Studio 2012, 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 ListView control. This time we will look at the NotifyIcon control: NotifyIcon [System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon] Specifies a component that creates an icon in the notification area of the Window’s taskbar. Default Event: MouseDoubleClick Why use a NotifyIcon control? Use the NotifyIcon control, to alert users of special…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2012: What’s New? (Part 5)

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 by David Corrales
Last time we looked at the new script editor features. Now we will take a look at the new Function Explorer as well as other additions. Function Explorer The new Function Explorer displays a list of all the functions and events within the current script file: If you are working within a Project, the available functions declared in other files will also be displayed. Navigating with the Function Explorer: Just by a simple double click on the function or event, it will take you directly to the declaration of the function. This becomes invaluable when dealing with scripts with a…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2012: What’s New? (Part 4)

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 by David Corrales
Last time we looked at the new Control Sets. Now we will take a look at the new Script Editor features: Improved Syntax Coloring PowerShell Studio 2012 now colors cmdlet and functions parameters: Convert Cmdlet & Aliases Using the Context Menu or the Keyboard Shortcut you can convert your Cmdlets and Aliases. You can also convert from parameter aliases as well.   Improved PrimalSense PowerShell Studio’s PrimalSense has also been greatly improved to increase your scripting productivity. Improved Parameter PrimalSense Support:   Improvements include PrimalSense completion for Enumerators and Special Types: Enumerator Code Completion:   PrimalSense for Special Types: PowerShell…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2012: What’s New? (Part 3)

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 by David Corrales
Last time we looked at the new Styles. Now we will take a look at the next major designer feature: Control Sets Control Sets are essentially custom controls that you can drag and drop from the Toolbox Panel into the designer like any other ordinary form control. They are made up of either single or multiple controls with predefined properties, events and functions. You can access the control sets in the Toolbox Panel under the “Control Sets” tab: PowerShell Studio 2012 comes with a number of predefined Control Sets that you can immediately use in your forms. Sample Control Sets:…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2012: What’s New? (Part 2)

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 by David Corrales
Last time we looked at PowerShell Studio’s new UI features such as the updated Ribbon and custom layouts. Now we will take a look at the new Forms Designer features. Styles Have you ever got tired of applying the same properties over and over to controls such as anchoring? Well this is where Styles come into play, one of the new additions to PowerShell Studio’s Designer. So what is a Style? Styles are a set of predefined properties that you can quickly assign to one or more controls within the designer. Applying Styles: Let’s look at some sample Styles and…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2012: What’s New? (Part 1)

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 by David Corrales
What is PowerShell Studio 2012 you ask? PowerShell Studio is the next step in PrimalForms’ evolution. The new name better represents what PrimalForms has become as opposed to what it once was. Since version 2009, PrimalForms was no longer limited to simple Forms generation. It allowed you to write your event handler scripts without leaving the application. PrimalForms 2009 also introduced to ability edit PowerShell scripts for the first time. In version 2011, PrimalForms became a fully featured editor with a built-in debugger. The name no longer fit the product and was a limiting factor as to what the software…   More »

Announcing – PowerShell Studio 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 by Ferdinand Rios
You use PowerShell EVERY day. You work directly in the console. You create scripts. You write Script Modules. Maybe your "users" are pleading for a simple GUI based front end for the scripts that you need them to execute. Introducing PowerShell Studio 2012! [caption id="attachment_4129" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="PowerShell Studio 2012"][/caption] The most complete PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment available. PowerShell Studio is full of all the tools you need. An updated ribbon UI makes it even easier to work with your scripts. Customizable panel layouts help you work YOUR way. The new function explorer helps you to rapidly navigate to any function,…   More »

Spotlight on the ListView Control – Part 3

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 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 2 of the Spotlight on the ListView Control, we covered the control's properties as well as most of the methods and events. In part 3 we will cover how you can sort items and utilize various helper functions. Sorting ListViewItems: The ListView supports basic sorting, but it only handles sorting by…   More »

PrimalForms 2011: Getting Form Control Help

Monday, April 9th, 2012 by David Corrales
Frequently users wonder how they can get help for form controls and discover all the properties, methods and events they can use. In this article we will cover a number of ways to access information about Form controls. Spotlight on Control Articles: You can find help of the Form controls right here on our blog. The Spotlight on Controls series covers individual Form Control and list the important properties and methods as well as code samples written in PowerShell. MSDN Library: The primary resource for .NET help is the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Library. The MSDN is an invaluable resource…   More »