C# – Execute PowerShell Script from C# with Commandline Arguments

argumentsc++command-linepowershellscripting

I need to execute a PowerShell script from within C#. The script needs commandline arguments.

This is what I have done so far:

RunspaceConfiguration runspaceConfiguration = RunspaceConfiguration.Create();

Runspace runspace = RunspaceFactory.CreateRunspace(runspaceConfiguration);
runspace.Open();

RunspaceInvoke scriptInvoker = new RunspaceInvoke(runspace);

Pipeline pipeline = runspace.CreatePipeline();
pipeline.Commands.Add(scriptFile);

// Execute PowerShell script
results = pipeline.Invoke();

scriptFile contains something like "C:\Program Files\MyProgram\Whatever.ps1".

The script uses a commandline argument such as "-key Value" whereas Value can be something like a path that also might contain spaces.

I don't get this to work. Does anyone know how to pass commandline arguments to a PowerShell script from within C# and make sure that spaces are no problem?

Best Solution

Try creating scriptfile as a separate command:

Command myCommand = new Command(scriptfile);

then you can add parameters with

CommandParameter testParam = new CommandParameter("key","value");
myCommand.Parameters.Add(testParam);

and finally

pipeline.Commands.Add(myCommand);

Here is the complete, edited code:

RunspaceConfiguration runspaceConfiguration = RunspaceConfiguration.Create();

Runspace runspace = RunspaceFactory.CreateRunspace(runspaceConfiguration);
runspace.Open();

Pipeline pipeline = runspace.CreatePipeline();

//Here's how you add a new script with arguments
Command myCommand = new Command(scriptfile);
CommandParameter testParam = new CommandParameter("key","value");
myCommand.Parameters.Add(testParam);

pipeline.Commands.Add(myCommand);

// Execute PowerShell script
results = pipeline.Invoke();