Scott Hanselman

Better Documentation for PowerShell - ShinyPower

July 10, 2006 Comment on this post [1] Posted in PowerShell | Bugs
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ShinypowershotLeon the SecretGeek has the PowerShell bug and has beat me to a great idea. A documentation browser for PowerShell. We're automating PowerShell at Corillian in a number of ways that I'm sure I'll be posting on over the next few months. (Maybe I'll do a few screencasts on hosting PowerShell...Lee Holmes has a great Logo example here.)

His application hosts a PowerShell runspace and runs the PowerShell "get-command" cmdlet, capturing the output and presenting it ala MSDN in a listbox. Then as you click on a command he invokes "help <commandname>" and sends the output to his text boxes. Quick, dirty and fabulous.

Thanks Leon, what a great way to make learning PowerShell easier using the excellent pithy help that's trapped within the command-line.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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July 13, 2006 11:20
Hi Scott,

You've probably been asked this a thousand times, and I did look on your site, but I was wondering if there were any text books which you would highly recommend to learn PowerShell?

I'm interested in your thoughts.


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