PowerShell Pro Tools PowerShell Module
The PowerShell Pro Tools PowerShell Module is part of the PowerShell Pro Tools Suite.
Why PowerShell Pro Tools?
Package scripts as executables. Bundle in modules, assemblies and XAML files. Include the PowerShell 6 or 7 runtime directly in your executable so there is no need to install .NET Core or PowerShell on target machines.
Windows Form Designer
Launch the PowerShell Pro Tools Windows Form designer directly from PowerShell Module
Convert between C# and PowerShell code to easily take snippets of either language and convert it to the other. Quickly create P\Invoke functions in PowerShell from C# snippets found on sites like Pinvoke.net.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. PSScriptPad is just an alternative to VS Code. It currently only supports Windows PowerShell and doesn’t have all the features and extensibility you will find in VS Code. That said, it’s much smaller and faster to launch. It’s great for quickly editing and debugging scripts but might not be suitable for working on large projects. That said, it has features that VS Code does not including a Windows Form Designer and script packaging.
PowerShell Pro Tools is licensed per user. Each user will need their own license. That user can use that license on as many machines as they are using but only if they are the sole user. Licenses are perpetual and include one year of maintenance. To renew maintenance, you will need to purchase another license at 50% of the original purchase price. You will be emailed one month before your license expires with a coupon for a maintenance renewal.
PowerShell Pro Tools augments PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio and the Visual Studio Code PowerShell extension. Rather than a dedicated PowerShell scripting environment, PowerShell Pro Tools integrates into existing development environments. PowerShell Pro Tools supports GUI creation via Windows Forms, packaging as executables and services and even creating installers, just like Sapien PowerShell Studio. Because PowerShell Pro Tools is built into Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, you also benefit from all the features of those environments such as Git integration. PowerShell Pro Tools even offers features, such as code conversion, that PowerShell Studio does not.
PowerShell Pro Tools provides a Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and PowerShell solution. The same license key applies to all three. If you choose to build forms in Visual Studio but package scripts in Visual Studio Code, you can use the same license for each. The license is good for one year of upgrades.