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Configuration File Location

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The settings that control the behavior of PowerTab are persisted in a configuration file. That path to the configuration file is stored in the ConfigurationPath setting of PowerTab.

$PowerTabConfig.Setup.ConfigurationPath


Creating a Configuration File

There are three ways to create a new configuration file for PowerTab.


When Starting PowerTab

Configuration File Location Question

The Setup Wizard will help you choose a location to save your configuration file and tab expansion database. The wizard will present several preset choices or allow choosing an arbitrary folder.
  • Profile Directory - The directory storing the user's PowerShell profile.
  • Installation Directory - The installation directory of PowerTab.
  • Application Data Directory - In the user's roaming Application Data directory, a "PowerTab" folder will be created.
  • Isolated Storage - Stored in .NET's Isolated Storage, see the Isolated Storage wiki page for more information.
  • Other Directory - Enter in any valid path to a folder where the configuration file and database should be stored.


Create a new Configuration after Starting PowerTab

New-TabExpansionConfig
Export-TabExpansionConfig "<full path>"

Running these two commands will create a fresh collection of settings and export them to the specified path. The path will be saved in $PowerTabConfig.Setup.ConfigurationPath if it has not already been set. Also, $PowerTabConfig.Setup.DatabasePath will be updated to point to the same folder if not already set.


Create a Copy of the Existing Configuration

Export-TabExpansionConfig "<full path>"

Run this command to export the PowerTab settings to the specified path. The path will be saved in $PowerTabConfig.Setup.ConfigurationPath if it has not already been set. Also, $PowerTabConfig.Setup.DatabasePath will be updated to point to the same folder if not already set.


Using an Existing Configuration File

PowerTab has two startup modes, with a configuration and without. If no configuration is specified, the Setup Wizard will prompt to run. To load a configuration file, use one of the following options.


When Starting PowerTab

Import-Module PowerTab -ArgumentList C:\Users\JASON\PowerTabConfig.xml

Pass the full path to a configuration file while starting PowerTab. This will load the configuration and associated tab expansion database while not prompt the user.


While Running PowerTab

Import-TabExpansionConfig C:\Users\JASON\PowerTabConfig.xml

Running this command will replace the current configuration with the specified configuration for the current session, but not the associated tab expansion database. However, the DatabasePath setting will be updated and a call to Import-TabExpansionDatabase with no arguments will import that database.

Last edited Sep 28, 2010 at 5:56 PM by JasonMArcher, version 12

Comments

Tank Aug 16, 2012 at 6:01 AM 
Can someone please explain how the hell this works........................................?