user2344145 user2344145 - 1 year ago 300
PowerShell Question

Window Size in Powershell

I'm trying to set size of powershell window using a powershell script. The code I'm using is

$pshost = Get-Host

$psWindow = $pshost.UI.RawUI

$newSize =$psWindow.BufferSize

$newSize.Height = 4000
$newSize.Width = 200

$psWindow.BufferSize = $newSize

$newSize = $psWindow.WindowSize
$newSize.Height = 95
$newSize.Width = 150

$psWindow.WindowSize= $newSize

It works fine in most cases but some times I get the error on certain desktop sizes. For Example, I tried with 95 and failed with error below for my desktop screen size 1440x960.

Exception setting "WindowSize": "Window cannot be taller than 82.
Parameter name: value.Height
Actual value was 95."
At line:1 char:5
+ $psWindow.WindowSize= $newSize
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], SetValueInvocationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : ExceptionWhenSetting

Is there a way I can calculate the max window size setting on machine that is running the script and set the size of powershell window?

Answer Source

Your were already on the right course.


Or more specifically:

$height = (get-host).UI.RawUI.MaxWindowSize.Height
$width = (get-host).UI.RawUI.MaxWindowSize.Width
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