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Speeding Up PowerShell Startup

I talked about this before but a number of people have missed it so here it is under a better title.  In V1, we had a problem which caused our assemblies to not get ngen'ed during installation.  If you don't know what "ngen" is, don't worry - you don't need to.  All you need to know is that we didn't do the step that makes...

Bash vs PowerShell

Marcus Nasarek did a nice comparison of Bash vs PowerShell in Linux magazine HERE.  It is only 2 pages but he covers the key elements and has been very fair to it.  I appreciate the fact that he took the time to clearly understand PowerShell.  In the past, a number of people in the Linux community have assumed they knew ...

WPF & PowerShell – Part 7 (Sharing Hosts)

Well here we are at the end of a week of WPF.  We've learned how to create basic, simple user interactive interfaces.  We've seen a brief glimmer of the golden UI layer that is WPF, and have seen how we can use PowerShell to add easy interactivity to XAML.  You've seen tricks to help you work your way through .NET code, and help...

WPF & PowerShell – Part 5 ( Using WPF & PowerShell Modules)

In the last post we met XAML, and I gave you a core function (Show-Control) that will help you make interactive WPF controls quite nicely in PowerShell. You can see that, by using Show-Control, it is possible to reduce the size and complexity of a script that creates UI.  Today, I'll show you how to build small applications by building ...

PowerShell and WPF: WTF

A number of people are confused by the WPF/PowerShell series and are "asking WTF?".  Aaron has a blog entry, WPF and PowerShell Series - I don't get it.  Caywen left a comment on the first in posting saying, "Ugh, I could make a peanut butter and squid sandwich, but that doesn't mean you should." (I like the visual on ...

WPF & PowerShell — Part 4 (XAML & Show-Control)

We're not halfway through our week of WPF, and I'm pretty sure at this point that you have an all right grounding in the basics of WPF & PowerShell, but so far, the scripts haven't really been very much like most PowerShell scripts, and the UIs have not been like most WPF UIs.  The scripts have been a little odd because they haven't ...

WPF & PowerShell — Part 3 (Handling Events)

So far, most of the wpf and powershell scripts you have seen have seen just show you something, but don’t do anything that interactive. However, In order to make real applications you need to be able to handle events. Luckily, PowerShell can make that pretty easy. It is possible to cast a script block to an event handler. The script ...

WPF & PowerShell – Part 2 (Exploring WPF (and the rest of .NET) with Scripts)

In my previous post, I showed you how to create “Hello World” scripts using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows PowerShell. While “Hello World” is relatively easy to write with WPF, it is only the tip of the iceberg of the types of quick user interfaces you can write. Windows Presentation Foundation provides an amazing ...

WPF & PowerShell – Part 1 ( Hello World & Welcome to the Week of WPF )

Welcome to the Week of WPF.  During the next 7 days, I’ll help show you how you can use WPF and PowerShell together. PowerShell could always script almost everything in .NET, but, prior to the recent CTP2 you could not script Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in PowerShell. Now you can script everything that WPF can do within ...