PowerShell GUI Basics
Posted on September 07, 2018
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I recently had the need to write a very simple GUI app which would display some information. Digging into the world of creating GUIs with PowerShell I thought it would be a good idea to make some very simple code notes for future reference.
These are the absolute basics to get started.
Add-Type -assembly System.Windows.Forms $Form = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form $Form.Text = 'Title of the form window!' $Form.Width = 1 # Settings this to 1 allows AutoSize to determine the minumum window size $Form.Height = 1 # Settings this to 1 allows AutoSize to determine the minumum window size $Form.AutoSize = $true $Form.FormBorderStyle = 'Fixed3D' # The user cannot resize the GUI window $Form.MaximizeBox = $false # The user cannot maximize the GUI window $Form.TopMost = $true # The GUI window stays on top of other Windows $Label = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Label $Label.Text = "Example label" $Label.Font = 'Segoe UI, 20pt, style=Bold' $label.TextAlign = "MiddleCenter" $Label.AutoSize = $true $Form.Controls.Add($Label) $Form.ShowDialog() # This shows the GUI and starts an event loop inside the GUI.
The sapien.com blog has an excellent resource on the Label control.