PowerShell – Output to a GUI

Ever wanted to get the output of PowerShell to a GUI.

Well that’s not so difficult, since PS is built on top op .NET you can use the .NET Forms Class for this.

This example will capture your Computer Name, and the Process list and display it is a list box.

CLS
 
# add a Listbox
$objListBox = New-Object Windows.Forms.Listbox
$objListBox = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.ListBox
$objListBox.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(15,10)
$objListBox.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(550,10)
$objListBox.Height = 400
 
# add a save button
$oButton = New-Object Windows.Forms.Button
$oButton.Text = "Get Computer Name"
$oButton.Top = 500
$oButton.Left = 350
$oButton.Width = 150
$oButton.Anchor = [System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles]::Bottom -bor [System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles]::Right 
 
$oButton.add_click({$SaveButton.Text = $env:ComputerName})
$oButton.add_click({$objListBox.Items.Add($env:ComputerName)})
 
$oButton.add_click({
 
$sTemp = Get-Process
 
$sTemp | % { $item = $_.ProcessName
$objListBox.Items.Add($item) }
 
})
 
# Build the GUI
$Form = New-Object Windows.Forms.Form
$Form.Text = "PowerShell Output"
$Form.Width = 600
$Form.Height = 600 
 
$Form.Add_Shown({$Form.Activate()}) 
 
$Form.controls.add($oButton)
$Form.controls.add($objListBox)
 
$Form.ShowDialog()
 
rv objListBox, Form, oButton, sTemp, item

When pressing the button it will trigger the actions Winking smile

 

Here are some more Advanced Examples :

Create a Report Builder Gui

Create an SSRS GUI

Create a Ribbon menu GUI

Enjoy!

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