C# with PowerShell This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Graham Beer 1 year, 9 months ago. Author Posts April 29, 2016 at 10:59 pm #38427 Graham BeerParticipant I'm looking to have a play with C# with PowerShell . I have no experience with C#, wondering of anyone could recommend a book that might be helpful.thanks ! April 30, 2016 at 2:02 am #38428 Richard DiphoornParticipant Hi Graham, maybe Doug's book could be helpful to you: http://www.amazon.com/Windows-PowerShell-Developers-Douglas-Finke/dp/1449322700/ And if you have a Pluralsight account, you can check out this course (it's on my to-do list 🙂 ): https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/powershell-cmdlet-development-csharp April 30, 2016 at 2:28 am #38429 Graham BeerParticipant Thanks Richard, funny you should mention that book, I purchased it from Amazon this morning ! April 30, 2016 at 5:41 am #38430 Warren FrameParticipant Hi Graham! There are a few ways you could go about this. Richard mentioned the first: You could use C# to write PowerShell Cmdlets. You would certainly learn a bit about both PowerShell and C#, but that might be quite a steep task for your first dabble in C#. Another option would be to just learn the basics of C#. You could compile and use C# on the fly in PowerShell, use csc.exe to compile your C# code, or play around with VS Code or Visual Studio itself – the community edition is a great free resource to learn with, but I'm personally starting to lean towards VS Code. As for resources, I'll let someone more knowledgeable answer – personally, I looked for free resources and experimented. Good luck! May 1, 2016 at 12:21 am #38437 Graham BeerParticipant Thanks Warren that's a good post and a couple of useful links. How do you say C#, is it 'C plus'? Is there a huge differance between C# and F#? Seems like C# had similar syntax to powershell. May 1, 2016 at 3:00 am #38440 Richard SiddawayModerator You can create classes using inline C# and compile them through Add-Type to give you a really quick way to get started May 1, 2016 at 3:29 am #38443 Graham BeerParticipant Excellent, thanks Richard. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.