Archive for the ‘PowerShell Plus’ Category

Using Consolas in PowerShell Plus on a 64 bit machine

September 26, 2008

I love the Consolas Font for code. I spent a while trying to get PowerShell Plus to use the font in the interactive console. I noticed that when I went to save my settings I got a Console Settings windows just like the console for CMD and PowerShell out of the box.

It kept going back to Lucida Console.  I added consolas with the PS Plus Add font utility but that didn’t do the trick on my 64 bit machine.

I found this article on Scott Hanselman’s Blog and it seemed to do the trick.

Add a REG_SZ with name 00 and value Consolas to HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont

Note that you need to reboot.

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PowerShell Plus 2.0 Ships!

September 25, 2008

The great folks over at Idera have released PowerShell Plus Professional 2.0. Once you use it, you’ll never go back to cmd.

Plus (no pun intended) they have support for C#, VB, and a great XML editor.

Go and get a free 14 day trial now and use the 2 weeks to find a way to convince your boss that it is worth so much more than the $79.00 price tag.

Update:

The $79 price tag goes up to $145 on October 1st.  but you still have a week to sell it to your boss !