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Appendix A


PowerShell for Developers

Want to perform programming tasks better, faster, simpler, and make them repeatable? Take a deep dive into Windows PowerShell and discover what this distributed automation platform can do. Whether you’re a .NET developer or IT pro, this concise guide will show you how PowerShell’s scripting language can help you be more productive with everyday tasks.

Quickly learn how to create PowerShell scripts and embed them into your existing applications, write "little languages" to solve specific problems, and take charge of your code.

This book includes example scripts that you can easily pull apart, tweak, and then use in your own PowerShell and .NET solutions.

  • Slice and dice text, XML, CSV, and JSON with ease
  • Embed PowerShell to provide scripting capabilities for your C# apps
  • Create GUI applications five to ten times faster with less code
  • Leverage PowerShell’s capabilities to work with the Internet
  • Interact with DLLs and create objects, automatically display properties, and call methods in live interactive sessions
  • Build domain-specific languages (DSLs) and vocabularies to express solutions more clearly
  • Work with Microsoft Office via the Component Object Model (COM)
  • Discover PowerShell v3 features included with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

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The PowerShell platform gives developers seamless integration with legacy .Net code while adding a range previously not seen in a language. With this book you will quickly learn the fundamentals, and move on to writing rich, sophisticated scripts to manage key tasks and processes in your development activities. PowerShell .Net for Developers begins with a cheat sheet of language primitives to get you on your feet with the language. You’ll see how to speed up nearly every aspect of the development process using PowerShell.

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