Creating GUIs with Windows PowerShell

By | 17/01/2012

In this tutorial I show you the basics of creating a graphical user interface (GUI) using Windows PowerShell

The framework of libraries .NET also referred to as assemblies, are provided specifically for graphical user interface creation, web application development, business process handling and database access, and more…

WinForms is a subset of the .NET framework designed specifically for the creation of Windows based GUIs.

To start Windows PowerShell from the Start menu, click Start, write powershell, and will see something like:

powershell start

The next image shows us the ways to write source code, command line and Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE).

powershell tools

Let’s try one example.I will use source from last tutorial about reading BIOS info.

This is the source code:

Run this script with powershell or with Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)

Now that we have seen a simple GUI created in Windows PowerShell.

powershell GUI

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