PowerShell Help Reader – WOW!

PowerShell Help Reader – WOW!

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Alexey Martseniuk posted a blog entry in the PowerShell NewsGroup announcing a new version (V1.2) of the PowerShell Help Reader.  My first reaction is WOW!

Start your wow experience by going to http://PowershellTools.Com and checking out the Silverlight-based intro screen.  (You’ll need Silverlight of course but you should have it anyway – it is awesome.)  This is the harbinger of things to come.  The installed app takes advantage of WPF to deliver an excellent help experience. 

The basic edition of the product is free and contains all the features but works only for the built-in PowerShell snap-ins/modules.  The professional Edition has no limitations.

This is a great looking tool and addresses a lot of the shortcomings of our help.

Great job Alexey!

Experiment!  Enjoy!  Engage!

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Distinguished Engineer
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  • Thank you!

    Glad you found it useful :-)

  • Unfortunately it crashes each time I run it.

    I have .net framework 3.5 sp1 installed as well as the other versions of .net installed.

    Any thoughts?

    Event Type: Error

    Event Source: .NET Runtime 2.0 Error Reporting

    Event Category: None

    Event ID: 1000

    Date: 28/12/2009

    Time: 08:03:53

    User: N/A

    Computer: POOHBEAR

    Description:

    Faulting application pshr.client.exe, version 1.2.0.0, stamp 4b30c136, faulting module kernel32.dll, version 5.1.2600.5781, stamp 49c4f482, debug? 0, fault address 0x00012afb.

  • Hi Barrie,

    Could you provide your environment information - OS (version, x86 or x64), PowerShell version, .Net Framework version?

    Please send it by email. ( support@powershelltools.com )

  • I love it, but it's missing the Examples and Online parameters. Can't wait for 1.1!

  • Not sure why anyone would pay for that.

    Check out SAPIEN's PowerShell help tool.

    http://blog.sapien.com/index.php/2009/11/16/powershell-help-2-0-community-edition/

    I had the previous version and it worked well and this one seems quite an improvement.

  • What is cool is the web page works with moonlight :P

  • All I see when I go to the given address is a white page with the text "Plug-in content." Excellent usability!

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