Write a GUI in Powershell – Part 2

2. Convert XAML to powershell

[void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('presentationframework')
[xml]$xaml = Get-Content -Raw -Path (Join-Path $path "autoshutdown.xaml")

#Read XAML
$reader=(New-Object System.Xml.XmlNodeReader $xaml)
try{$Form=[Windows.Markup.XamlReader]::Load( $reader )}
catch{Write-Host "Unable to load Windows.Markup.XamlReader. Some possible causes for this problem include: .NET Framework is missing PowerShell must be launched with PowerShell -sta, invalid XAML code was encountered."; exit}

$manager = New-Object System.Xml.XmlNamespaceManager $xaml.NameTable;
$manager.AddNamespace("xaml", "http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation");
$manager.AddNamespace("x", "http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml");
$xaml.SelectNodes("//*[@x:Name]", $manager ) | %{Set-Variable -Name ($_.Name) -Value $Form.FindName($_.Name)}

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