Version 1.0 is up on CodePlex HERE.
ShowUI is a PowerShell module to help build WPF user interfaces in script. ShowUI makes the complicated world of WPF easy to use in PowerShell. You can use ShowUI to write simple WPF gadgets, quick front ends for your scripts, components, and full applications.
Back in 2008 I blogged about Ruby Shoes and the start of a PowerShell version. Shoes is a GUI framework for Ruby. I figured why not a WinForms GUI framework for PowerShell.
Here is the Ruby Shoes example in ShowUI today:
Joel ‘Jaykul’ Bennett figured the same, but using WPF, leaving a comment on my post about working on something he called PowerBoots.
I was lucky enough to get an early look at both of these excellent frameworks. These two powerhouse PowerShell guys decided to merge them, taking the best of both and kicking it up a notch. Once again, I am lucky enough to be involved, hear the discussions and contribute to the project.
Here are two other WPF/PowerBoots projects I have. I’ll be doing more blogs and updating these projects to ShowUI soon.