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VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration by Jonathan Medd, Arnim van Lieshout, Glenn Sizemore, Alan Renouf, Luc Dekens

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Chapter 23

Add a GUI Front-End to Your Automation Scripts

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Appreciate the Value of a GUI
  • Choose the Correct Tool
  • Create Some Basic WinForms
    • The Form Modes
    • Adding a Control
    • Using a Script Layout Template
    • Adding List Boxes
    • Adding Radio Buttons
  • Create a Somewhat Advanced Example

Appreciate the Value of a GUI

By now you should have lifted your vSphere automation to a higher level. You have scripts for most, if not all, aspects of the management of your vSphere environment. In Chapter 21, “PowerGUI and vEcoShell,” you learned how to incorporate your scripts in these GUI-based working environments. But what if you want to have a free-standing script with a GUI interface without the overhead of running a tool ...

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