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How to create custom powershell cmdlet using Visual Studio 2010

Steps Involved:

  • Open Visual Studio 2010.
  • Go to File => New => Project.
  • Select Class Library template, enter the name and click Ok.


  • Add the following references.
    -System.Management.Automation.dll (C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\System.Management.Automation.dll)
    -System.Configuration.Install.dll (C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\System.Configuration.Install.dll
    -Microsoft.SharePoint.dll (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)
    -Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.dll    (C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell\\Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell.dll)
  • Add the following namespaces.
    -using System.Management.Automation;
    -using Microsoft.SharePoint;
    -using Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell;
  • I have renamed Class1.cs file to GetSPWebTitle.cs.
  • Replace GetSPWebTitle.cs with the following code.


    PowerShell Installer class:

    In order for our PowerShell Cmdlet to work, we need to create an installer-class.
  • Right click the solution explorer, add a new item.
  • Select the class template and name it as Installer.cs.


  • Click on Add.
  • Replace Installer.cs with the following code.


  • Build the solution.

Install the snapin:
@SET GACUTIL="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\bin\gacutil.exe"
@SET NSTALLUTIL="C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\InstallUtil.exe"

%GACUTIL% -if %~dp0anavijai.SP2010.PowerShell.dll

%INSTALLUTIL% %~dp0anavijai.SP2010.PowerShell.dll


Register the snapin:

Add-PSSnapin anavijai.SP2010.PowerShell

Get-Command - Module anavijai.SP2010.PowerShell

Snapin example:

Get-SPWebTitle - url "http://anavijai:1111"