Fixing “white” screen Windows 10 start search
I’ve been having some problems with the search feature of Windows 10. It suddenly stopped working. I don’t exactly know when or why, but it did not come back by turning the computer on and off again. Reinstalling Cortana worked for me.
Finetuning screen brightness with PowerShell
When I work in a low-light environment I like to have fine-grained control over the brightness of my monitor. When I change the brightness using the special function keys on my keyboard, it changes in steps of 10%! That’s a lot. PowerShell to the rescue!
Generate XML with attributes using PowerShell
Today I discovered that generating XML with PowerShell isn’t as straight forward as I had hoped. I started off with a CSV that I had to convert to XML. Fortunately PowerShell is very good when it comes to CSV. It was the parsing of the object to XML-attributes that proved the most challenging part.
PowerShell snippet: check if software is installed
Some deployment scripts need to check if certain required software is installed on a Windows Machine. You could check if the file is present at a certain location, but there is a better way to check if software is installed: the uninstall database in the Windows Registry. PowerShell makes it really easy to query the registry!
Draw .Net Core project relations with PowerShell and yUML
Having a diagram of how your Visual Studio projects interlink, can be a big help. I’ve created a small PowerShell script that will produce the diagram based on the .csproj files in a directory. It will generate Yuml.me diagrams!