Tool: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, PSScriptPad, PowerShell Module Version: 5.12.4
I purchased a license back in July 2019 for PowerShell Pro Tools VS Code extension (expired 7/2/2020) and I created a GUI Form using the Form Designer tool from the extension. Everything worked great, it was a huge help. But now I need to re-visit the ‘somefilename.designer.ps1’ Form again to make some changes.
I forget which version of the PowerShell Pro Tools VS Code extension I had installed at the time in July 2019 but I saw that license can be used on any version of the extension that was created while my license was active (great feature). I found out that version 5.12.4 was the second to last version of the extension within my License timeframe before July 2020. I have that all installed.
After I open up my ‘somefilename.designer.ps1’ in VS Code with version 5.12.4 of the extension and select the ‘PowerShell Pro Tools: Show Windows Form Designer’ command from VS Code command palette, I get the following error message in a pop-up window:
Failed to load designer. Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Then after clicking OK to get past the issue, the PSSCRIPTPAD/Windows Form Designer window launches and there is a tab for my ‘somefilename.designer.ps1’ and there is a Form1 object that is black/new but does not have all the form objects that are in my ‘somefilename.designer.ps1’ which I can still see in the VS Code file tab for the file.
How can I load an existing ‘somefilename.designer.ps1’ file into PSSCRIPTPAD version 5.12.4 so that I can see the existing form objects I’ve created previously so that I can edit the file and add new form objects, etc.?
Thanks in advance for the help.