A while ago Jakob suggested that putting the Sitecore PowerShell Console in Visual Studio might not be a bad idea. He even provided me with the boilerplate code that served as a stub for the module (Thanks a million Jakob!).
So after some struggling on my part the new module is now on the Sitecore Marketplace. There is really not much to write about. If you like PowerShell and Sitecore Rocks you will find it pretty neat. Otherwise I’m afraid those are not the droids you are looking for
Basically what it does is: it allows you to enjoy PowerShell automation while still skipping the web interface (that effectively is why you’re using rocks, right?).
- Have Rocks installed in Visual Studio, which of course you already do have.
- Have Sitecore PowerShell Console installed on your server (please tell me you do… please…).
Installation is fairly straightforward. Once you download the zip file – unpack it somewhere on your drive and run the install.bat within it. Once you restart your Visual Studio you’ll be able to do the following:
Which should result in the following outcome:
Feel free to contact me or post your questions as a comment below.