Building a Windows Application in Powershell (converting C#)


C# code

Powershell code

this.button1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();

$button1 = new –object System.Windows.Forms.Button;






Not needed


;  can stay or removed

>, <, =, !=…

-gt, -lt, -eq, -ne… (look in the PS reference sheet)

True, false…

$true, $false

this.comboBox1.Items.AddRange(new object[] {"AP Export","Sales Import",

"GL Export","Vendor Import"});

$CbValues1 = "AP Export","Sales Import";


this.comboBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(131, 83);

$comboBox1.Location = new-object System.Drawing.Point  @(131, 83);

..Point(131,83);  or ..Size(121,21);

..Point  @(131,83);  or ..Size @(121,21);

this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);

$Form1.AutoScaleDimensions = new-object System.Drawing.SizeF @([double] 6, [double] 13);


..SizeF @([double] 6, [double] 13);


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Order of building the Powershell Windows Script:

1.       Set-ExecutionPolicy –executionpolicy remotesigned     (might be needed)

2.       Load all General Assemblies Components (GAC’s).

3.       Initialize all Variables and Controls objects

4.       Create all NonFunction/Functions and/or Events ($button.Add_Click, $Combo1.Add_Selec…)

5.       Put together all the Controls objects

6.        Last lines should Activate the form


About maxt2posh

I’m from Puerto Rico, have been working with computers since 1979. Throughout many years, I have worked with SQL Server Technologies, provided support to Windows Servers/Client machines, Microsoft Virtualization Technologies, and build some Visual Studio solutions. I’m a Microsoft PowerShell MVP since 2009 and MVP SAPIEN Technologies since 2010. I speak in most of the SQLSaturday, IT Pro and .NET camps events around the Florida’s State. Also founder of the Florida PowerShell User Group which meeting every 3rd Tuesday evening of the month.
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