Defining Guids


One of the tasks I find to be annoying during development is pasting GUID’s into my code.  You need GUID’s for lots of different functions (COM, Constants, etc …).  GuidGen is a good tool for getting the Guid into your code.  However I don’t insert GUID’s very often.  Everytime I do, I find I’ve forgotten where the tool is.  Then I go through the process of locating it and getting my GUID out. 


PowerShell to the rescue 🙂


PS> [Guid]::NewGuid().ToString() | out-clipboard


 [Edit1] Corrected ToString->ToString() Tom Barnum’s feedback. 

Comments (1)

  1. TomBarnum says:

    should it not have been:

    PS> [Guid]::NewGuid().ToString() | out-clipboard