PowerShell and HTML5 Prototype

Every once in a while, we look to the PowerShell community for feedback on possible design directions on PowerShell. We've been exploring the integration of PowerShell and HTML5, and would love to get your feedback on a proof-of-concept.

This prototype uses the System.Net.WebClient class to "bootstrap" itself, and from there, awesomenes ensues.

From a PowerShell prompt, run the following command:

iex (New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString("http://bit.ly/e0Mw9w")

If you like this, we've crowd-sourced some other PowerShell investigations in the past, as well:

20 Responses to “PowerShell and HTML5 Prototype”

  1. Staffan Gustafsson writes:


    I’d like some way to style it with CSS, though.

  2. Justin Dearing writes:

    That is awesome.

  3. Ragnar Harper writes:

    Love it!!! Cool!!

  4. Justin Lute writes:

    I’ve never had so much fun inside of a shell! Thank you.

  5. 0xB33F writes:

    NICE! This is going to save me TONS of time in the future! Thanks for this nifty little trick.

  6. Lincoln writes:

    I just got PowerRolled

  7. Joe Kelly writes:

    Trying to run the script but I get caught at our company Firewall. How do I add my credentials for the Proxy server ?
    “The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required.”

  8. Lee Holmes writes:

    JK: Try this:

    $wc = New-Object Net.WebClient; $wc.UseDefaultCredentials = $true; iex $wc.DownloadString(“http://bit.ly/e0Mw9w”)

  9. Haacked writes:

    That gives me evil ideas. 🙂

  10. Jayson Knight writes:


  11. Robert writes:

    This. Is. Awesome. I tip my hat to you on a job well done, sir.

  12. Ted Holmes writes:

    Who is the singer in the vid? I’ve never heard him before. ; |

  13. Doug Finke writes:

    Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead! This is great.

  14. Santos Soler writes:

    Now i really feel old! I second the PowerRolled comment!

    For the younger crowd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

    For the developer of this MegaKudos!

  15. Nice writes:

    Nice Rick-Rolling: pitty about the integration cause I am really looking for that! 🙂

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  17. christian writes:

    Wooow! This is amazing!

  18. Simon Hughes writes:

    Gotta love Rick ASCII

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