The cmdlet wizard - basic

You can start the wizard from the BlueParq Designer or the BlueParq Editor.

BlueParq Designer

  1. Press the right mouse button, the BlueParq Radial Menu will present itself.

  1. Press the Add cmdlet call button

Trick: CTRL-1

Press the CTRL and 1 key simultaneously to call the wizard directly

BlueParq Editor

  1. In the Bottom Navigation bar of the BlueParq Editor, click the Show cmdlet wizard button

Trick: CTRL-1

Press the CTRL and 1 key simultaneously to call the wizard directly

The cmdlet wizard

  1. After opening the wizard the following screen will be displayed:

Search or scroll to your available cmdlets

You can either scroll through the available cmdlets on your machine by clicking  or to type the cmdlet name directly.

Only installed cmdlets will be displayed in the wizard!

If you need to use specific cmdlets make sure you have installed them, and (re-)start BlueParq. BlueParq will find all the installed cmdlets automatically.

  1. In the text field press (as an example) echo.

Hover over a cmdlet or alias

When you hover over a cmdlet you directly see more information about the concerning cmdlet.

  1. Press the echo -> Write-Output cmdlet.

Comments are great for documenting your PowerShell scripts!

The comments you create on several places will automatically be added to your annotations.

  1. Press the Next button.
  2. You will now see the different parameter sets and input parameters which are available within a cmdlet.

Mandatory input parameters

Choosing a parameter set will give you a particular set of input parameters, in case of a mandatory input parameter BlueParq will display this item in bold, in above example InputObject.

  1. After adding a text, in this example Hello world, you can directly press Finish, exit the wizard and add your cmdlet as a block (BlueParq Designer) or as PowerShell code (BlueParq Editor). We will discuss the Pipe result to another cmdlet in the advanced tutorial of the cmdlet wizard.

Result in the BlueParq Designer

Result in the BlueParq Editor

# This is an example, find this comment back in my annotations
Microsoft.PowerShell.Utility\Write-Output -InputObject 'Hello world'

Result in PowerShell

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