Archive for the ‘PrimalScript v.Next’ Category


Feature Peek 2011: Bridging the gap, Part 1

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 by Alex Riedel
The question about a 64 bit version of PrimalScript has been raised a few times in our support forum. The question was, however, not really about what platform PrimalScript uses, but what platform the scripts run on. As software transitions from 32 to 64 bit you need a development environment that works on BOTH sides, not exclusively on either side. Many administrators are tasked with supporting legacy 32 bit software and bleeding edge 64 bit server components, some even on the same machine. PrimalScript 2011 will do just that, work on both sides, indifferent to its own "bitness". A little…   More »

Feature Peek 2011: Track Changes

Monday, November 15th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
Users of Microsoft's Visual Studio have known this feature for a few versions: Anytime you edit a line in your code an indicator in the left border of the window marks the line as changed. Once you save the file, the indicator turns green, signaling that the changes to this line have been saved. Obviously the above screenshots are not from Microsoft's Visual Studio, but from PrimalScript 2011. But to take things a step further than just copying Visual Studio's feature like so many "canned" edit controls, we have added a little twist we think you will like. These change…   More »

Feature Peek 2011: Compare and Merge

Saturday, September 25th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript had a visual file comparison feature since 4.0. With the release of PrimalScript 2009 Studio we also added PrimalMerge, a tool to compare and merge not only files but also folders. While evaluating the feature line-up for our 2011 releases, we realized that comparing files in PrimalScript just so you have to then launch PrimalMerge, compare again and make the merge is a few steps too many. So without further ado, here is PrimalMerge 2011: PrimalMerge 2011 will be part of PrimalScript 2011, PrimalForms 2011, PrimalXML 2011 and PrimalSQL 2011. It will no longer be available as a stand-alone…   More »

Announcing PrimalScript 2011

Monday, September 13th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
  Since the announcement of PrimalForms 2011 we have received quite a number of inquiries about the next generation of PrimalScript. So without further delay, yes, there will also be a 2011 version of PrimalScript. We have analyzed all the input we have received from you, our users, during the past two years and worked hard to make PrimalScript 2011 the best version of PrimalScript you have ever seen. It is faster and leaner and still contains more of the features you need in your everyday work. Rest assured that we not only looked at the flashy buzzwords and new…   More »

Feature Peek 2011: Snippet Editor

Monday, April 5th, 2010 by David Corrales
Feature Peek 2011 will consist of a series of blogs that will provide a sneak peek of new features which will appear in the 2011 edition of PrimalScript Studio products. In this blog we will provide you with a sneak peek at the new Snippet Editor tool for PrimalScript 2011 and Visual PowerShell 2011. (Fig 1: The Snippet Editor Application) For those of you who are not familiar with snippets, they are small pieces of reusable code that can be quickly inserted in your script while editing. This piece or snippet of code can come in a various forms, such…   More »

PrimalScript 2011 Features: Piano band enhancement

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
When I started working with computers, the preferred method of reading, studying and evaluating source code was to print the listing on your dot matrix printer and head to the lake with a pencil.The paper we usually used looked like this: The alternating row color made it easy to follow longer lines. When looking at code where subsequent lines were mostly identical, this "feature" of the printing paper saved a lot of time. As dot matrix and line printers went the way of the dinosaurs so did this type of paper. Today we don't really print source that often anymore.…   More »

So when is PrimalScript 2009 being released?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 by Ferdinand Rios
The PrimalScript 2009 code is locked and loaded! We are just putting on some finishing touches and getting all of the "accoutrements" in place so that the purchase and upgrade experience is as smooth as possible. We will be doing our final testing of everything Valentine's weekend and expect to go LIVE by Tuesday, Feb. 17th. PrimalScript 2009 is chock-full of scripting goodness. You can see some of the new features that we have added at You will also notice at that site that there are a few new applications on their way as well. Those applications will release soon after PrimalScript 2009…   More »

Script Packager packs new features.

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript 2009's Script Packager contains two new target executables and easier manifest handling. The increasing popularity of PowerShell and the large numbers from the PrimalForms download prompted us to add dedicated targets to PrimalScript's Script packager: These two new options allow you to package your PowerShell script into a stand-alone exe file. When executed, this .exe will not need a temporary script file or other special access to the file system. They also do not require a console window for anything that really only interacts with Windows or uses Windows Forms. Since the PowerShell host in these packages is a…   More »

Enabling/Disabling Code in PrimalScript 2009

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 by Ferdinand Rios
PrimalScript 2009 includes a nice new feature that helps out in the script development process. You can now select a block of code, right click, and choose Disable Code. This option will do three things to the selected block: it will comment out the selection, wrap the block in a “Disabled Code” region and collapse that region. The code block can easily be re-enabled by right clicking on the collapsed block region tag and selecting Enable Code. Enabling/Disabling code in this way is much quicker that simply commenting out code. Enclosing the block in a region eliminates having to reselect…   More »

Start Me Up! The PrimalScript 2009 Start Page

Monday, December 29th, 2008 by Ferdinand Rios
So what’s the big deal with a start page? Well, for PrimalScript 2009, we have redesigned our start page to be more helpful and useful. The new start page is divided into 4 sections: Recently Edited Files, Recently Opened Files, Recently Opened Projects and Installed Products. Let’s take a closer look at these sections. The Recently Edited Files section displays a dynamic list of files that you have recently changed. Each time you restart PrimalScript 2009, this list will be updated. For all the sections, the list items are links to the files and you can just click on the…   More »