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Today while surfing on the internet I came across very cool website for Microsoft Powershell, it is free powershell GUI designer tool online. Powershell lovers who like to create graphical interface will definitely like this website, if they want to create a GUI structure and put there code for automation, Its very easy one and helpful excellent tool online, it in beta version but worth trying . You can signup on the website, to Save or Load Form. on the left side there are few necessary controls, click on any of one and then click on form, it will be loaded visible on form, and Right had side control properties can be modified. If you want to delete the control select it and there is Delete control button on the top.

Most important part is in the bottom once GUI form is created, Copy the code in your favorite PowerShell editor tool, modify it add your code and execute it. I am hoping near future more form controls will be added on the web site. below is the website url link, Share your feedback. online powershell gui tool controls,, poshgui, powershel controls properties, free online powershell gui creation tool

With this online tool to show as an example I have created and designed simple user friendly PowerShell GUI tool, Once below code is executed in powershell (copy the code in text file and change the extension to .PS1 to execute), Once Get-Uptime button pressed, It shows last boot time of the local computer. If you liked it visit to the poshgui and create your own cool tools. get-uptime windows powershell simple gui creations

Powershell Code as below:

Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms

$bootime = (Get-WmiObject -Class win32_operatingsystem).ConverttoDateTime((Get-WmiObject -Class win32_Operatingsystem).LastBootUpTime)

		$Getdata = (Get-WmiObject -Class win32_operatingsystem).ConverttoDateTime((Get-WmiObject -Class win32_Operatingsystem).LastBootUpTime)
		$label2.Text = $Getdata

$Form = New-Object system.Windows.Forms.Form
$Form.Text = 'Get-Uptime'
$Form.Width = 300
$Form.Height = 200

$label2 = New-Object
$label2.AutoSize = $true
$label2.Width = 25
$label2.Height = 10
$label2.location = new-object system.drawing.size(71,89)
$label2.Font = "Microsoft Sans Serif,10"

$button4 = New-Object
$button4.Text = 'Get-Uptime'
$button4.Width = 100
$button4.Height = 30
$button4.location = new-object system.drawing.size(15,15)
$button4.Font = "Microsoft Sans Serif,10"



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I agree commercial tools are better than free tools, but these free tools have helped me at customer end where no commercial tools available, and they always look for open source or do some R&D on your own.


This have Sapien PowerShell Studio been doing for years...much more stable too.
Free stuff is cool, but since you feel the need for a GUI app to improve your companys "workflow" I'd convince my boss to invest a few bucks on a real PS GUI platform like Sapien's.

Just my 2 cents


Super cool! I can wait to try this out. this will come in handy for some Exchange management that I want to pawn off to my service desk.

I wonder why MS hasn't come up with their own tool like this...

Basically all I want is to fire the same command in the easiest way possible so I can delegate my tasks :)

Thanks for sahring.



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