Archive for the ‘PrimalScript’ Category


New! “Check out this feature” Videos

Friday, November 20th, 2015 by June Blender
How many times have you found about a feature of a SAPIEN product, like PowerShell Studio, and realized that 1) you never knew it existed and 2) it would have saved you gobs of time had you only known about it. We're introducing a new series of videos on our SAPIEN Technologies YouTube channel to help you keep up with all of the features in SAPIEN programs, like PowerShell Studio, PrimalScript, VersionRecall, and PowerShell HelpWriter. Even when you know these programs well, there are so many features that you might have missed a new one, or even an old one,…   More »

PrimalScript 2015 build 7.1.70 adds PowerShell parameter editing and code formatting

Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
With service build 7.1.70 we add some additional PowerShell functionality to PrimalScript 2015. We added a user interface to edit or add parameters for your script and we slightly modified the ribbon “Edit” group to make these new items more accessible. Aside from editing the parameters of your script we also make the PowerShell function builder / editor more accessible and added the script formatter from PowerShell Studio. However, as opposed to PowerShell Studio the script formatting in PrimalScript is purely on demand. So unless you select this function the formatting of your script will not change. A new options…   More »

PrimalScript adds Custom PrimalSense (Part 3: Cached and dynamic data lists)

Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
With the latest service build (7.1.67) of PrimalScript 2015 we introduced a new feature; custom PrimalSense. In the first part of this series we showed you how to create a simple list and what options you have for providing data for these lists. In the second part we showed you how to make these lists multi-select and how to add images to your items. If you missed the previous posts, click here for part 1 and here for part 2. Some if the information you want to display in a PrimalSense list is not static. It can change dynamically from…   More »

PrimalScript adds Custom PrimalSense (Part 2: Images and multiple selection)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
With the latest service build (7.1.67) of PrimalScript 2015 we introduced a new feature; custom PrimalSense. In the first part of this series we showed you how to create a simple list and what options you have for providing data for these lists. If you missed the post, click here. If your list has just a single type of items an image is not really necessary, but if you have different types, it would be nice to give these items a visual distinction. Let’s take a look at the ‘machines’ example that gets installed with PrimalScript. We have different icons…   More »

PrimalScript adds Custom PrimalSense (Part 1: Basic lists and static data)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
With the latest service build (7.1.67) of PrimalScript 2015 we introduced a new feature; custom PrimalSense. While many items in a script can be determined dynamically based on context and offered as a selection in a list, there are equally as many items that are tied to your specific environment or your business logic. There is simply no way we can foresee these items and offer them as you need them. What we can do however, is to enable you to customize PrimalSense and create your own lists, based on your needs and your environment. Invoking these custom lists is…   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 »

Supporting Multiple PowerShell Versions

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by David Corrales
As you may know both PowerShell Studio and PrimalScript support multiple versions of Windows PowerShell and allow you to switch between versions depending on what versions of PowerShell are installed. Supported Windows PowerShell Versions: V2, V3, V4 Note: V5 will be officially supported after its release. We do not offer support for preview versions. Side by Side Installations: Windows PowerShell V2 is the only version that can be installed side by side with the newer versions of Windows PowerShell. After Windows PowerShell V3 each new version replaces the previous iterations. Note on Packaging Platforms: When working with our Script Packager,…   More »

New SAPIEN Update tool integrated into all 2015 products

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by Alex Riedel
With the release of the latest versions of the 2015 SAPIEN products we also integrated a new update tool. This new version will check for updates on all licensed and unexpired trial version of our products. It can download and install the updated versions without you going to your accounts page. If you need to roll out updates to multiple machines, you can use the “Download only” button to get the checked updates downloaded to your Windows downloads folder. You can then manually install the updates as needed. The new update tool also shows a brief synopsis of what…   More »

What’s new in PrimalScript 2015?

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
Our 2015 versions have been out for a while and most of you already know about some of the new features. But we want to make sure you don’t miss anything, so here is a brief recap. PrimalScript 2015 now has a PowerShell dialog editor If you create graphical user interfaces (GUI) in PowerShell all the time, you probably already have SAPIEN PowerShell Studio. But if you just want to create a dialog here or there to prompt for some user input or display a particular piece of data as output, you do not need to create full-fledged event driven…   More »

Throwback Thursday: Making batch files into executables

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript 2014 can make a variety of script files into executable files. We call that packaging. This feature is mostly used by VBScript and PowerShell administrators to wrap their scripts into an executable file that can be shipped to end users and prevent prying eyes from seeing what makes the magic happen. For the aforementioned VBScript and PowerShell scripts this usually means a package that executes the code in memory, without the use of a temporary file. We did however receive quite a number of requests lately to also package Batch or CMD files. Here is where the “Throwback Thursday”…   More »