Generate a Tool from a Function

Using the PowerShell Pro Tools: Generate Tool command you can generate a WinForm and then compile it into an executable in one step. It uses the same concept as the Generate a UI from a function and the PoshTools packager to create the tool.

Press Ctrl+Shift+P to open the command pallete and search for the command. You will need to have a PS1 file open with a single function in it that defines the parameters for the tool you'd like to create.

For example, you could have a new user function like this.

function New-User {
    param([String]$UserName, [Switch]$Enabled, [ValidateSet("Administrator", "IT", "HR")]$Department)

This would generate a form that looked like this.

If the file was named NewUser.ps1 , then a NewUser.exe would be created that would show the form and execute your tool.

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