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BGShell is a lightweight PowerShell 2.0 host written using Windows Forms.

June 2008 Preview 2 Released !!

This re-release fixes number of annoying bugs introduced in the previous build. There's also support for Clear-Host function and nested prompts, along with the features introduced in the original June release, such as tab expansion, non-blocking UI, improvements to data tips, faster syntax highlighting, smaller footprint, and more!
Please don't forget to install May 2008 CTP of Microsoft Windows PowerShell 2.0 first!


Halr9000 did a very nice screencast highlighting some of the BGShell features.


  • Tab expansion
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Visual Studio debugger-like tooltips
  • Tabbed interface

Screenshot enum-datatip.png

Last edited Jun 23, 2008 at 6:46 PM by jachymko, version 19