PS: Creating A GUI Application

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Description:

Scripting is something I find myself really enjoying here lately. With sites like poshgui.com it’s common to want to create a custom form either for your use or to send to helpdesk users. Here is a post on a template you can use:

This will create a form like the screenshot below that will launch the form and keep it open after you make selections.

To Resolve:

  1. So just copy and paste this in your PS_ISE and add scriptblocks like in lines 10-29 and then assign them to click events like in lines 56,66,76, ect.

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    Function Invoke-Form
    {
    Function Initialize-Window
    {
       $t = '[DllImport("user32.dll")] public static extern bool ShowWindow(int handle, int state);'
       Add-Type -Name Win -Member $t -Namespace native
       [native.win]::ShowWindow(([System.Diagnostics.Process]::GetCurrentProcess() | Get-Process).MainWindowHandle, 0)
    }
    Initialize-Window
    
    $StartPowershell = 
    { 
       Powershell.exe Start-Process Powershell -Verb runas 
    }
    
    $StartPowershellISE = 
    { 
       Powershell.exe Start-Process "Powershell_ise" -Verb runas 
    }
    
    $RunMyScript = 
    { 
       Start-Process Powershell -Argument "C:\scripts\resources\invokepassword.ps1"
    }
    
    $EndForm = 
    { 
       Stop-Process -id $pid
    }
    
    Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms
    $Form = New-Object system.Windows.Forms.Form 
    $Form.Text = "GerrysScripts"
    $Form.TopMost = $true
    $Form.BackColor = "#0b0b0b"
    $Form.Width = 256
    $Form.Height = 410
    
    $label = New-Object system.windows.Forms.Label 
    $label.Text = "Select A Task `r`nTo Run:"
    $label.AutoSize = $true
    $label.ForeColor = "#0CF110"
    $label.Width = 217
    $label.Height = 10
    $label.location = new-object system.drawing.point(5, 19)
    $label.Font = "Verdana,12"
    $Form.controls.Add($label) 
    
    $button = New-Object system.windows.Forms.Button 
    $button.Text = "StartPS"
    $button.ForeColor = "#0CF110"
    $button.Width = 159
    $button.Height = 23
    $button.location = new-object system.drawing.point(4, 70)
    $button.Font = "Verdana,10"
    $button.Add_Click($StartPowershell)
    $Form.controls.Add($button)
    
    $button2 = New-Object system.windows.Forms.Button 
    $button2.Text = "StartISE"
    $button2.ForeColor = "#0CF110"
    $button2.Width = 159
    $button2.Height = 23
    $button2.location = new-object system.drawing.point(4, 100)
    $button2.Font = "Verdana,10"
    $button2.Add_Click($StartPowershellISE)
    $Form.controls.Add($button2)
    
    $button3 = New-Object system.windows.Forms.Button 
    $button3.Text = "button"
    $button3.ForeColor = "#0CF110"
    $button3.Width = 159
    $button3.Height = 23
    $button3.location = new-object system.drawing.point(4, 130)
    $button3.Font = "Verdana,10"
    $button3.Add_Click($RunMyScript)
    $Form.controls.Add($button3) 
    
    $button4 = New-Object system.windows.Forms.Button 
    $button4.Text = "button"
    $button4.ForeColor = "#0CF110"
    $button4.Width = 159
    $button4.Height = 23
    $button4.location = new-object system.drawing.point(4, 160)
    $button4.Font = "Verdana,10"
    $button4.Add_Click($StartPowershellISE)
    $Form.controls.Add($button4)
    
    $button5 = New-Object system.windows.Forms.Button 
    $button5.Text = "button"
    $button5.ForeColor = "#0CF110"
    $button5.Width = 159
    $button5.Height = 23
    $button5.location = new-object system.drawing.point(4, 190)
    $button5.Font = "Verdana,10"
    $button5.Add_Click($StartPowershellISE)
    $Form.controls.Add($button5) 
    
    $button6 = New-Object system.windows.Forms.Button 
    $button6.Text = "button"
    $button6.ForeColor = "#0CF110"
    $button6.Width = 159
    $button6.Height = 23
    $button6.location = new-object system.drawing.point(4, 220)
    $button6.Font = "Verdana,10"
    $button6.Add_Click($StartPowershellISE)
    $Form.controls.Add($button6) 
    
    $button7 = New-Object system.windows.Forms.Button 
    $button7.Text = "button"
    $button7.ForeColor = "#0CF110"
    $button7.Width = 159
    $button7.Height = 23
    $button7.location = new-object system.drawing.point(4, 250)
    $button7.Font = "Verdana,10"
    $button7.Add_Click($StartPowershellISE)
    $Form.controls.Add($button7) 
    
    $button8 = New-Object system.windows.Forms.Button 
    $button8.Text = "button"
    $button8.ForeColor = "#0CF110"
    $button8.Width = 159
    $button8.Height = 23
    $button8.location = new-object system.drawing.point(4, 280)
    $button8.Font = "Verdana,10"
    $button8.Add_Click($StartPowershellISE)
    $Form.controls.Add($button8)
    
    $button9 = New-Object system.windows.Forms.Button 
    $button9.Text = "button"
    $button9.ForeColor = "#0CF110"
    $button9.Width = 159
    $button9.Height = 23
    $button9.location = new-object system.drawing.point(4, 310)
    $button9.Font = "Verdana,10"
    $button9.Add_Click($StartPowershellISE)
    $Form.controls.Add($button9)
    
    $button10 = New-Object system.windows.Forms.Button 
    $button10.Text = "Close Form"
    $button10.ForeColor = "#0CF110"
    $button10.Width = 159
    $button10.Height = 23
    $button10.location = new-object system.drawing.point(4, 340)
    $button10.Font = "Verdana,10"
    $button10.Add_Click($EndForm)
    $Form.controls.Add($button10)     
    
    $Form.ShowDialog() | out-null
    }
    }
    
    Invoke-Form
    
  2. Source is maintained under gwApplications

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