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PowerShell XAML GUI Scaffold, with better error handling
#Your XAML goes here :)
$inputXML = @"
<Window x:Class="Azure.Window1"
xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
xmlns:local="clr-namespace:Azure"
mc:Ignorable="d"
Title="FoxDeploy Awesome GUI" Height="524.256" Width="332.076">
<Grid Margin="0,0,174,0">
</Grid>
</Window>
"@
$inputXML = $inputXML -replace 'mc:Ignorable="d"','' -replace "x:N",'N' -replace '^<Win.*', '<Window'
[void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('presentationframework')
[xml]$XAML = $inputXML
#Read XAML
$reader=(New-Object System.Xml.XmlNodeReader $xaml)
try{
$Form=[Windows.Markup.XamlReader]::Load( $reader )
}
catch{
Write-Warning "Unable to parse XML, with error: $($Error[0])`n Ensure that there are NO SelectionChanged or TextChanged properties in your textboxes (PowerShell cannot process them)"
throw
}
#===========================================================================
# Load XAML Objects In PowerShell
#===========================================================================
$xaml.SelectNodes("//*[@Name]") | %{"trying item $($_.Name)";
try {Set-Variable -Name "WPF$($_.Name)" -Value $Form.FindName($_.Name) -ErrorAction Stop}
catch{throw}
}
Function Get-FormVariables{
if ($global:ReadmeDisplay -ne $true){Write-host "If you need to reference this display again, run Get-FormVariables" -ForegroundColor Yellow;$global:ReadmeDisplay=$true}
write-host "Found the following interactable elements from our form" -ForegroundColor Cyan
get-variable WPF*
}
Get-FormVariables
#===========================================================================
# Use this space to add code to the various form elements in your GUI
#===========================================================================
#Reference
#Adding items to a dropdown/combo box
#$vmpicklistView.items.Add([pscustomobject]@{'VMName'=($_).Name;Status=$_.Status;Other="Yes"})
#Setting the text of a text box to the current PC name
#$WPFtextBox.Text = $env:COMPUTERNAME
#Adding code to a button, so that when clicked, it pings a system
# $WPFbutton.Add_Click({ Test-connection -count 1 -ComputerName $WPFtextBox.Text
# })
#===========================================================================
# Shows the form
#===========================================================================
write-host "To show the form, run the following" -ForegroundColor Cyan
'$Form.ShowDialog() | out-null'
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