Powershell and Colored output window

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bmclain
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Powershell and Colored output window

Post by bmclain » Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:47 am

Since PowerShell provides different colors in the output based on error, success, or debug, it would be great to have the ability to see colored output in the output window. It's a pain to have to run my scripts in the powershell window just so I can see the colors.

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donj
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Powershell and Colored output window

Post by donj » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:10 am

We'll definitely look into that. Right now the output window is a simple text control that isn't capable of multiple color, so this isn't a simple thing we can just "turn on," but it's definitely on the wish list. I should note that the color behavior is actually specific to the PowerShell.exe hosting application - other hosts are *intended* to handle Write-Host in their own way. This doesn't mean we won't pursue adding coloring - just that some other hosting applications might not, so it's something to keep in mind.Thanks!

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b0n3z
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Powershell and Colored output window

Post by b0n3z » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:39 am

I agree - this is something that would be very nice to have built into PrimalScript. However, I would also like the option to turn this off if wanted.For example - say your trying someone else's script and they went crazy with colors. I want to be able to turn that off so I can read the output easier.

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