Posts Tagged ‘powergui’

The Future of PowerGUI VSX

PowerGUI VSX was released in June of 2010. Since then, it has received over 80,000 downloads between the Visual Studio Gallery and CodePlex. Over the past year, I have let the project slip. The last few versions didn’t even really add any new features but merely updated the version of PowerGUI they were compatible with. […]

Remotely Administering vWorkspace with Mobile-IT

Along time ago we released a PowerGUI PowerPack that enabled PowerShell based administration of vWorkspace via the handy PowerGUI interface. Since then, a new product has been released at Dell that works with pre-existing PowerPacks. We haven’t found the bandwidth to update the PowerPack to include many of the most recent cmdlets that have been […]

PowerGUI VSX 1.6.1

In my haste I didn’t thoroughly test the VSX installation. The 1.6 build won’t install into VS2011. There is now a 1.6.1 build on CodePlex that will install into Visual Studio. Apologies!

PowerGUI VSX 1.6 Alpha – Visual Studio 2011 Support

I finally got around to installing Visual Studio 2011 Beta the other day. Personally, I really like it. I know there has been some discussion about the UI. It doesn’t bother me all that much. I kind of like it. I can see your torches in the distance. The UI is very responsive. That is […]

PowerGUI 3.2 Released!

PowerGUI 3.2 has been released! The latest version of PowerGUI now runs on top of .NET 4.0 and supports the PowerShell 3.0 CTP 2. To get the latest installation package visit the download page. The release notes for this release can be found here.  PowerGUI VSX does not yet support now supports this version of […]

PowerGUI QuickConsole 1.1

As per Hal Rottenberg‘s request, I’ve updated the PowerGUI QuickConsole to support PowerGUI Pro! I also fixed a bug where the console would still be running even after you attempted to close out of it. Additionally, because this fix was part of the Add-On API, PowerGUI VSX should now work with PowerGUI Pro as well. […]

PowerGUI Pro and ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directory win big!

The Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine have awarded PowerGUI Pro and ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directory  Community Choice awards in their annual Best and Community Choice award programs! Congratulations to both teams! This is well deserved as I know the community loves both these products. This is the 3rd time that PowerGUI has been awarded in this […]

Add PowerShell Support to Your App with the PowerGUI Add On API

In the past few releases of PowerGUI VSX I’ve been working on abstracting out the code that wraps and exposes the PowerGUI components from the code that interacts with Visual Studio. My goal was to create reusable assemblies that could be used by other projects like PowerGUI VSX. In the latest beta release this is […]

PowerShell for Programmers – Automating Code Generation with PowerShell

There is a feature that has been in pretty much every PowerShell host inside Visual Studio and that is the ability to access the DTE (the top level automation object). Here are a couple cool things that you can do using the DTE. I’ll start by defining a couple simple functions for finding code elements. […]

Make PowerGUI 3.0 work with PowerShell 3.0

Downloaded PowerShell 3.0 CTP 1 and now you can’t run PowerGUI 3.0? I had the same problem. I fixed it by renaming the SDK.dll in the PowerGUI installation directory to something other than SDK.DLL. I then forced PowerGUI to run under .NET v4.0. Check out the $PGVersionTable and the $PSVersionTable: Using the new ConvertTo-Json cmdlet: […]