Creating PowerShell Command Cheat Sheets (Part 3)

by May 15, 2018

In the previous tip, we created cheat sheets for PowerShell commands and turned them into HTML reports that could be opened in a browser, and printed. That worked well, but the output page wasn’t very fancy. With just a few HTML styles, your command list is ready for prime-time, and you can use the technique in this example to “beautify” any other HTML table you may create from PowerShell using ConvertTo-Html:

# adjust the name of the module # code will list all commands shipped by that module # list of all modules: Get-Module -ListAvailable $ModuleName = "PrintManagement" $Title = "PowerShell Print Management Commands" $OutFile = "$env:temp\commands.html" $StyleSheet = @" <title>$Title</title> <style> h1, th { text-align: center; font-family: Segoe UI; color:#0046c3;} table { margin: auto; font-family: Segoe UI; box-shadow: 10px 10px 5px #888; border: thin ridge grey; } th { background: #0046c3; color: #fff; max-width: 400px; padding: 5px 10px; } td { font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 20px; color: #000; } tr { background: #b8d1f3; } tr:nth-child(even) { background: #dae5f4; } tr:nth-child(odd) { background: #b8d1f3; } </style> "@ $Header = "<h1 align='center'>$title</h1>" Get-Command -Module $moduleName | Get-Help | Select-Object -Property Name, Synopsis | ConvertTo-Html -Title $Title -Head $StyleSheet -PreContent $Header | Set-Content -Path $OutFile Invoke-Item -Path $OutFile 

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