Saturday, December 15, 2012

Windows PowerShell Builder Tool for SharePoint

In this article we will discuss about windows powershell builder tool which is provided from Microsoft. You can also check CAML designer for SharePoint 2013, ULS viewer Tool and SPDisposeCheck tool for SharePoint.

Also you can see SPMetal in SharePoint 2010.

Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Command Builder is a very good tool for developers and administrators. It is suitable for SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Online, and Office 365.

The tool exists in this page and you can download getting started guide from here.

Verbs: It defines the action to be performed by the cmdlet.
Nouns: Nouns describe what a command acts upon.
Design Surface: This consist of Verb, Noun, Required Fields, Optional Fields and the PowerShell Command View.

You can choose products from the Products dropdown list as shown in the figure below, similarly the
corresponding useful common commands you can select from the Quick Steps dropdownlist.

To start making the command first select one from Verbs (the corresponding Nouns will come automatically)
and then either Drag and Drop to design surface to the Verb area or you can click Send button. Similarly you can do this for Nouns also as shown in the figure below:

Once both these commands comes to the design surface, you can give the required fields , here Backup method, directory as well as Optional fields Backup threads etc. Once you will fill these fields the command will be designed as shown in the figure below:

You can copy the command by click on the Copy to Clipboard and also you can clear the Design Surface by click on the Clear Design Surface button as shown in the figure below: