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GUI - Mimic Console Window?

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:01 am
by Swatto86
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Product, version and build: Powershell Studio 2016, Version: 5.2.121
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Hi all,

I am making a GUI form for my robocopy script, is it possible to have a control to 'mimic' the console window in that the robocopy output gets displayed to it?

Re: GUI - Mimic Console Window?

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:21 am
by davidc
I recommend looking at the Text Box - Redirect Process Output form template.

It allows you to run an external executable and the output is redirected to the TextBox control.

Re: GUI - Mimic Console Window?

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:19 am
by Swatto86
davidc wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:21 am
I recommend looking at the Text Box - Redirect Process Output form template.

It allows you to run an external executable and the output is redirected to the TextBox control.
Thanks for the response davidc - is this available in Powershell Studio 2016? I cannot seem to find it.

Re: GUI - Mimic Console Window?

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:48 am
by davidc
Sorry, I did not notice you were using 2016. This template is included in the 2019 version. You can try looking at this topic thread:

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=12969&hilit=redire ... t&start=10

It was the inspiration for the template.

Re: GUI - Mimic Console Window?

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:05 am
by Swatto86
Thanks david, guess I will have to update my version - so expensive for a hobbyist :/

Re: GUI - Mimic Console Window?

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:50 am
by davidc
FYI, we are running sale:

https://www.sapien.com/blog/2019/07/03/ ... -60-years/

Hopefully that will help!

Re: GUI - Mimic Console Window?

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:14 pm
by Swatto86
Found an easy way to output the robocopy output to a textbox:
  1. robocopy $source $destination /E | ForEach-Object {
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  5.             $txtOutput.AppendText($_ + "`r`n")
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  7. }