July 2010 - Posts


Taming the VSX beast from PowerShell by svdoever

Using VSX from PowerShell is not always a pleasant experience. Most stuff in VSX is still good old COM the System.__ComObject types are flying around. Everything can be casted to everything (for example EnvDTE to EnvDTE2) if you are in C#, but PowerShell...


Powershell: Finding items in a Visual Studio project by svdoever

In the Macaw Solutions Factory we execute a lot of PowerShell code in the context of Visual Studio, meaning that we can access the Visual Studio object model directly from our PowerShell code. There is a great add-in for Visual Studio that provides you...


PowerShell internal functions by svdoever

Working with PowerShell for years already, never knew that this would work! Internal functions in PowerShell (they probably have a better name): function x {     function y     {        ...
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Returning an exit code from a PowerShell script by svdoever

Returning an exit code from a PowerShell script seems easy… but it isn’t that obvious. In this blog post I will show you an approach that works for PowerShell scripts that can be called from both PowerShell and batch scripts, where the command to be executed...
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