Monday, March 14, 2016

Wait-Job, how nice

A few posts ago I had a bit of a tacky way to wait until a job is done:

While (Get-Job -State "Running") {
    Write-Host -ForegroundColor Yellow "Running..."
    Start-Sleep 1

Turns out, there is a much more elegant function to do this:

Wait-Job -State Running

or as the built in example shows:

Get-Job | Wait-Job

This command waits for all of the background jobs running in the session to complete. Nice!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Beautify HTML output from ConvertTo-HTML

Quick one to write down before I forget it again, and have to search the interwebs again:

Whenever you use ConvertTo-Html, the output is usually.. meh. However, you can add some CSS styling and include it in the converting process:

$Header = @"



Table{border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: black; border-collapse: collapse;}

TH{border-width: 1px; padding: 2px; border-style: solid; border-color: black; background-color: #cccccc;}

TD{border-width: 1px; padding: 5px; border-style: solid; border-color: black; background-color: white;}



Get-Process | ConvertTo-Html -Head $Header | Out-File C:\temp\process.htm

Which gives a little more oomph to your HTML output:

You can also put the CSS code in a separate file (e,g, D:\table.css), and include the CSS with
ConvertTo-Html -CssUri "D:\table.css"