Monday, November 24, 2014

Use Show-Command for a quick PowerShell GUI

We all love PowerShell and know how awesome it is. But not everyone we work with is as willing to drop to the shell as we are. The good news is there is a very easy way to give them the GUI they think they need. Write your advanced function like you already do and have them run it with Show-Command.

Show-Command Set-Service
This beautiful little command pops up and asks them for the information needed to run the command. Give it a try with Show-Command Set-Service

Not only are the required values marked, you even get a drop down box for some options. This works if you target *.ps1 files too.

As cool as this is, Show-Command gets better. Run it on its own and it gives you a list of all commands on the system. The filter makes it very easy to find what you are looking for. 

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