Changing the font color in richtexbox

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    by mohdazam89 at 2013-02-05 21:49:29


    I am trying to create a tool for display comp info, disk info, service status...
    Everything is working fine.

    I have a question, i want to dispaly the stopped serivce in red or disk usage if below 10% should be displayed in red.

    for example...disk info.

    The tool uses primal forms.

    $richTextBox1.Text is for instering servername
    $richTextBox2.Text for dispalying the result
    Buttons to execute the functions.

    Function disk {
    $richTextBox2.Text = $richTextBox2.Text.Clear

    $info=Get-WmiObject win32_logicaldisk -computername $s -filter "drivetype=3"|
    Format-Table @{Name="Server Name";Expression={"{0:N1}" -f($_.systemname)}},deviceid,volumename,@{Name="Size(GB)";Expression={"{0:N1}" -f($_.size/1gb)}},@{Name="FreeSpace(GB)";Expression={"{0:N1}" -f($_.freespace/1gb)}},@{Name="Freepercent%";Expression={"{0:N1}" -f([Math]::Round(($_.freespace / $_.size) * 100, 2))}} -autosize | out-string



    Displays the disk info of a computer. But displays in black font . I want it to display in red font if the freepercent is below 10%.
    Please assist.


    by DonJ at 2013-02-06 06:48:20

    You'd need to look at the documentation for the RichTextBox control in MSDN – I don't know how to do that myself. Honestly... this displaying of information in an RTF is gonna drive you crazy. I'll tell you the same thing I told this guy (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1167) – look into HTML instead. If you use the EnhancedHTML module in my "HTML Reports" ebook (it's free at, you can do a much better job of coloring, and it has an example of exactly what you're asking. You can display the resulting HTML in your dialog box by using a WebView control. And it'll look a lot nicer.

    But... if you want to keep using RTF, you'll need to read the docs at ... 80%29.aspx. Expect it to be a pain.

    by mohdazam89 at 2013-02-06 07:58:05

    Thanks a Lot Jones,
    Pleasure receiving a response from the powershell guru...
    Sure will look into the ebook

    Have a great Day...

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