I had some fun this week by reading lots and lots of code. Saturday I set out to make myself a gitconsole for Visual studio 2010. I want this because powerconsole is not Async and the nugetconsole has to much nuget bits hanging on to it.

Since nuget is opensource I set out to get the powerconsole out of the nuget source. Alas, after spending a few hours with the code I was thinking that nuget is bit to tightly coupled with is console for me to get it out and change it the way I want it. In other words it might be easier to start from scratch. So I did some more reading and found that embedding powershell in your application is pretty easy.

Here are two excellent articles on how to do it.

And here is all the code I needed to make that work. It was more work finding where they hid the System.Management.Automation.dll but nothing Google can’t handle.

```vbnet Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click Dim p = InvokeCommand(Me.TextBox1.Text) For Each p1 In p Me.TextBox2.AppendText(p1) Next End Sub

Public Function InvokeCommand(ByVal command As String) As IEnumerable(Of String)
        Return PowerShell.Create.AddScript(command).AddCommand("out-String").Invoke(Of String)()
    Catch ex As Exception
        Return New List(Of String) From {ex.Message}
    End Try
End Function

Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
    Me.TextBox2.Text = ""
End Sub```

Now I just have add this to my toolwindow in my VS extension and I’m done 😉 easy as pie.