ping

Creating a form with .NET library in PowerShell

Below is an example of calling .NET library with PowerShell to build a form. The form will have a textbox for user to input a computer name to ping.

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#http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/28824.how-to-add-a-graphical-user-interface-to-your-powershell-functions-using-the-net-systemwindowsform-class.aspx
#region Boring beginning stuff
[void] [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Windows.Forms")
[void] [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Drawing")
#endregion
  
#region begin to draw forms
$Form = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form
$Form.Text = "Computer Pinging Tool"
$Form.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(300,170)
$Form.StartPosition = "CenterScreen"
$Form.KeyPreview = $True
$Form.MaximumSize = $Form.Size
$Form.MinimumSize = $Form.Size
  
$label = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.label
$label.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(5,5)
$label.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(240,30)
$label.Text = "Type any computer name to test if it is on the network and can respond to ping"
$Form.Controls.Add($label)
$textbox = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
$textbox.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(5,40)
$textbox.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(120,20)
#$textbox.Text = "Select source PC:"
$Form.Controls.Add($textbox)
  
$ping_computer_click =
{
#region Actual Code
  
$statusBar1.Text = "Pinging..."
$ComputerName $textbox.Text
  
if (Test-Connection $ComputerName -quiet -Count 2){
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green "Computer $ComputerName has network connection"
$result_label.ForeColor= "Green"
$result_label.Text = "System Successfully Pinged"
}
Else{
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Red "Computer $ComputerName does not have network connection"
$result_label.ForeColor= "Red"
$result_label.Text = "System is NOT Pingable"
}
  
$statusBar1.Text = "Testing Complete"
#endregion
}
  
$OKButton = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
$OKButton.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(140,38)
$OKButton.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(75,23)
$OKButton.Text = "OK"
$OKButton.Add_Click($ping_computer_click)
$Form.Controls.Add($OKButton)
  
$result_label = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.label
$result_label.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(5,65)
$result_label.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(240,30)
$result_label.Text = "Results will be listed here"
$Form.Controls.Add($result_label)
  
$statusBar1 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.StatusBar
$statusBar1.Name = "statusBar1"
$statusBar1.Text = "Ready..."
$form.Controls.Add($statusBar1)
  
$Form.Add_KeyDown({if ($_.KeyCode -eq "Enter"){& $ping_computer_click}})
$Form.Add_KeyDown({if ($_.KeyCode -eq "Escape")
{$Form.Close()}})
#endregion begin to draw forms
  
#Show form
$Form.Topmost = $True
$Form.Add_Shown({$Form.Activate()})
[void] $Form.ShowDialog()