Creating a Start Menu Shortcut with Powershell and Python

[UPDATE 2008-05-13] Updated this post to use syntax Powershell 1.0 syntax instead of the original Monad syntax. A simple example that shows you how to create Start Menu shortcut. This example illustrates how to get the location of a windows “Special Folder” create and call methods on a COM object call methods on a .NET Framework…

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Merging My Assemblies with ILMERGE

I’ve been working on my VisioAutomation project for years now – it appeared on CodePlex in 2009 if I recall correctly but existed for a few years before that. In any case, as the library has grown, one thing I was never satisfied with was the number of DLLs that needed to be included to…

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Easily Create MSIs to Install PowerShell Modules

Developed a PowerShell module lately? Want to be like all the cool kids and have an MSI installer for it? Don’t want to learn WIX? Ok, I can help you. I have a small script I developed that does exactly this. Essentially you point it at a folder, give it some info (like the name…

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Remove Source Control Bindings from Visual Studio Solutions and Projects

Ever need to share your Visual Studio solution or projects with someone? The Problem You ZIP up a folder with your code and send it. If your project is under source control – one that is integrated with Visual Studio – you will likely hear from the recipient of your code. They will be complaining…

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Need help translating from C# or Python to PowerShell?

I love PowerShell but keep forgetting the syntax for common things. So, I wrote up a small guide to help me translate from one to the other   http://viziblr.com/news/2012/7/5/translating-between-powershell-c-and-python.html    

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Goodbye Dynamics AX, Hello Bing

At just over four years in the Dynamics AX team, I shipped two major releases (Dynamics AX 2009 & Dynamics AX 2012) and contributed to things you’ll be seeing in the future. And now it’s time to take a new journey. REFLECTIONS Customers. I got a chance to go deep with customer scenarios and their…

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Batch Convert A Folder of Images with PowerShell and ImageMagick

If you need to do a lot of image file format conversion, then this PowerShell script will be very helpful. You can adapt it to do all sorts of tasks: creating thumbnails, converting audio or video with different tools, etc. http://viziblr.com/news/2012/1/11/recursive-batch-image-conversion-with-powershell-and-imagema.html

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