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PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition by Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 38. Building a GUI

This chapter covers

  • Using Windows Forms
  • Using WPF and ShowUI
  • Leveraging a GUI

Although PowerShell is obviously all about the command line, there may well be times when you want to create a script that displays a graphical user interface (GUI), perhaps for less technically proficient colleagues or end users. Fortunately, PowerShell is built atop the .NET Framework, which offers not one but two ways of displaying a GUI.

As with some of the other chapters in the latter part of this book, we need to set some expectations. Creating and programming a GUI is pure .NET Framework programming, plain and simple. Entire, massive books exist on the topic, so there’s no way we can cover all that material in this chapter. ...

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