TT05 Getting Graphic with PowerShell: Adding GUI Elements Without WinForms or WPF

March 8th, 2016

2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Jeffery Hicks

PowerShell MVP

Senior Technology Fellow

JDH IT Solutions

Graphical PowerShell scripts seem all the rage these days. Most often, though, that means using Windows Forms or Windows Presentation Foundation which can be very tedious to work with. That's not the only game in town, though. Depending on your requirements, there are a number of techniques you can use to add graphical elements to your PowerShell scripts. This session will explore how to create message boxes, input forms and more, all without a single Windows Form. If you are just getting started with writing PowerShell scripts, you'll find these techniques simple to use, plus there will be plenty of sample code for all!

You will learn:

  • How to add graphical elements to a PowerShell script without WinForms or WPF
  • Advanced PowerShell scripting techniques
  • When and when not to include graphical elements in your PowerShell scripts