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Windows PowerShell in Action by Bruce Payette

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Chapter 11. Getting fancy—.NET and WinForms

11.1

Using .NET from PowerShell

345

11.2

PowerShell and the Internet

361

11.3

PowerShell and graphical user interfaces

371

11.4

Summary

391

 

I love it when a plan comes together!

 
 --Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, The A-Team TV Show

When we began designing PowerShell, our focus was almost exclusively on cmdlets. The plan was to have lots of cmdlets and everything would be done through them. Unfortunately, as Robert Burns observed, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” and we found that we didn’t have the resources to get all of the planned cmdlets completed in time. Without the cmdlets, we wouldn’t have adequate coverage for all of our core scenarios. How to solve this we asked? “Let’s just depend on .NET” ...

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