Friday, March 14, 2014

PowerShell Tips: Change The Foreground Colour of PowerShell console using .net and PowerShell. and ,Happy Holi


Quote of the day Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe


So, it’s nearly weekend.


On Monday we have a HOLI festival in India. The festival of colours.


Wishing you a very Happy Holi, , May, Your life, be colourful with the colours of joy, fun , happiness and love.


That’s all? , arrrrrrrr!!!


Let’ me wish you in a PowerShell way.


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Let’s learn how to change the foreground colour of Windows PowerShell Console.

There are two ways to change the foreground colours of the Console using code, {I know these two ways only for now, the third once is to, go to the properties off Powershell.exe, click on Colours and choose the colour.}.

1.    The PowerShell way.

2.    The .Net way


In PowerShell way, you can use $Host.UI.RawUI  and use ForegroundColour properties to change the text colour of the console.

$Shell = $Host.UI.RawUI

$Shell.ForegroundColor = "Green"


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And In our .Net way, you can use  [System.Console]::ForegroundColor  class

  to set the foreground colour.

[System.Console]::ForegroundColor = “Magenta”


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Cool and lovely isn’t?


That’s all for now., I hope you liked this video.


Happy Holi. Enjoy it.


And,,,, this is the code of the happy Holi  script.


$myColours = "Green","Red","Blue","Yellow","Cyan","Magenta", "White"


foreach ( $colour in $myColours ) {

    [System.Console]::ForegroundColor = $colour

    Write-Output ">===> Happy Holi!!!'May your life be colourful  with the colors of joy, Fun, Happiness, Friendship and Love.., "








With best wishes.

Aman Dhally


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