Invoke a LinqPad Script with Invoke-LinqPadScript CommandLet

Since you can Run Linqpad scripts from the command-line I made a short wrapper that lets you invoke scripts in a dedicated LinqPad script folder. (Assuming it is a directory caled linqPad under your utils folder.

function Invoke-LinqPadScript
{
    [CmdletBinding()]
    Param
    (
        [parameter(mandatory=$true, position=0)][string]$ScriptName,
        [parameter(mandatory=$false, position=1, ValueFromRemainingArguments=$true)]$AllArgs
    )

    if (!(Get-Command "lprun" -errorAction SilentlyContinue)) {
        write-host "You need lprun.exe, on the PATH, to be able to use this module." -foregroundcolor "red"
        return;
    }

    $fullScriptPath = ("{0}\linqpad\{1}.linq" -f $env:util, $ScriptName);

    if (!(test-path $fullScriptPath)) {
        write-host  ("No script found " + $fullScriptPath) -foregroundcolor "red"
        return;
    }

    & lprun $fullScriptPath $AllArgs
}

And the recommended alias for that is linq. So, you can invoke a LinqPad script called Calendar.linq by typing:

linq calendar

Also, I've got a Get-LinqPadScript commandlet for quickly listing the available scripts.

function Get-LinqPadScript
{   
    [CmdletBinding()]
    Param
    (
        [parameter(mandatory=$false, position=0)][string]$ScriptName
    )

    $linqPadScriptPath = ("{0}\linqpad" -f $env:util);

    if ($scriptName -ne $null) {
        Get-ChildItem $linqPadScriptPath  *.linq | 
            ? { $_.BaseName -match $scriptName } |
            Format-Table -property  @{Expression={$_.BaseName};Label="Script"} -auto
    } else {
        Get-ChildItem $linqPadScriptPath  *.linq | 
            Format-Table -property  @{Expression={$_.BaseName};Label="Script"} -auto
    }
}

The recommended alias for that is linqs, so if you try, linqs sql you'll see any script with 'sql' in the BaseName.

Putting better support for this into linqPad is a uservoice suggestion Create Invoke-LinqPad Cmdlet for powershell where a commenter has included a basic example http://pastebin.com/tNGQgBEe

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