Course info
December 29, 2015
1h 30m

If you ever wanted to take your Windows PowerShell Toolmaking skills to the next level, then this course is just for you. We will use Sapien's PowerShell Studio 2015, the "Visual Studio" of Windows PowerShell, and use it to build Windows Forms from scratch -- using its drag and drop functionality and your existing knowledge of Windows PowerShell. In this soup-to-nuts PowerShell GUI building course, you will get your feet wet with PoweShell Studio 2015, get comfortable with its interface, and then build an Event Log collector tool from scratch, which you can then share with others either as an EXE or MSI file. You'll be able to do all of this without writing a single line of C# or VB.Net code, thereby giving you, the IT Pro, the ability to build GUIs without the need to learn a new programming language.

About the author
About the author

With a Bachelor of Engineering (IT) from Mumbai University, Manoj is currently working with Microsoft Australia as a Cloud Solutions Architect. In his current role, he enables Cloud and Enterprise Customers to design, position, sell and deploy and troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions. Prior to Microsoft, Manoj worked with AWS as an Ecosystem Solutions Architect, as an AWS Senior Technical Trainer, and as Technical Instructor with DDLS, Sydney specializing on Microsoft Infrastructure Solutions.

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Hello, and welcome to my course Creating Graphic User Interfaces using PowerShell Studio 2015 - The Essentials, here at Pluralsight. My name is Manoj Ravikumar Nair, and I am a Microsoft MVP on cloud and data center management and specialize in Windows PowerShell.

PowerShell toolmaking is a must have skill for any IT pro these days, and creating a face to the awesome PowerShell script you wrote can really help your script reach a wider audience.

SAPIEN's PowerShell Studio 2015 is the Visual Studio of Windows PowerShell, and to do justice to this amazing product I have broken its learning path into three courses, and this course is the first installment of the series.

I'm sure you might have questions like why would you even be interested in creating graphic user interfaces and that through using Windows PowerShell? I address this in the first module, which details a need for the shift in this paradigm. In this next module, we do a quick tour of PowerShell Studio and start designing the user interface of a tool we'll build from scratch. Next, we'll add the necessary event handlers and the million dollar PowerShell code to make a tool respond to the user's action.

Finally, we package a tool into an EXE or as an MSI so that we can share our tool with others. By the end of this course, you will know the basics of altering single page Windows Forms graphical user interfaces of your own using your PowerShell skills and SAPIEN's PowerShell Studio 2015.

From here, continue learning with the next two installments of this series, which will include the Advanced course and the Multiforms course. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn PowerShell GUI toolmaking with the Creating GUIs using PowerShell Studio 2015 - The Essentials course, here at Pluralsight.