VSCmdShell 1.0 for Visual Studio 2005 Released!

The VSCmdShell 1.0 is now available as a Shared Source release on CodePlex.

High-level features include

  • Hosting of Windows Command Shell (cmd.exe) and Windows PowerShell in a Visual Studio tool window
  • Extensibility support to host other shells within VSCmdShell
  • Customization options presented under Tools – Options – Power Toys

Kudos to Bertan for porting the 2003 VSCmdShell Power Toy to work on Visual Studio 2005 and throwing in some additional functionality.

Comments (4)

  1. PSMDTAG:FAQ: Visual Studio – How can I run Windows PowerShell in it?  Answer: VSCmdShell – a shared source release on CodePlex.

    Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]

    Windows PowerShell/Aspen Architect

    Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell

    Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx

  2. Bob Baker says:

    The link is either broken, or the project was removed. I went through all four pages of threads at the link above for VSCmdShell 1.0, and it is nowhere to be found. Any ideas? thanks.

  3. saraford says:

    Argh, it is my inability to update my FWLinks.  Sorry for the confusion.  I’ve updated the link in the entry.  The direct link is


  4. About a month ago, the VSCmdShell Power Toy was released for VS2005 by the Developer Solutions team at…

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