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  • Blog Post: Tied Variables in PowerShell

    With Add-Type and $executioncontext you can add special varibles that have tied values. I made $random, and $now add-type @" using System; using System.Management.Automation; public class RandomVariable : PSVariable { Random r; public RandomVariable () : base("Random", 0, ScopedItemOptions.ReadOnly...
  • Blog Post: How To Write a Console Application in PowerShell with Add-Type

    Windows PowerShell CTP3 has a lot of very cool things.  CTP2 introduced the Add-Type cmdlet, which allowed you to dynamically compile C# in PowerShell.  It was actually possible to use the CompilerParameters to Add-Type to make a console application, but it wasn't particularly easy.  In...
  • Blog Post: V2: Custom Enums

    Once again MOW proves what a clever guy he is. Check out his blog entry PowerShell V2 CTP2: making Custom Enums using Add-Type . He shows how you can make your own enums using a very simple function he wrote (Add-Enum) which leverages our new Add-Type cmdlet. Wonderful stuff. Add-Type is one of those...
  • Blog Post: Show-PowerShell / Hide-PowerShell

    During the Week of WPF, someone requested an example of how to minimize the PowerShell window. Here's a quick module to make it happen.  Copy/paste the code below into Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Packages\PowerShell\PowerShell.psm1 $script:showWindowAsync = Add-Type –memberDefinition @”...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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