You can use VSCmdShell to run a PowerShell script from within Visual Studio 2008.

After installing VSCmdShell you can change the startup folder (working folder) of the powershell window:

  • Tools > Options > Power Toys > VSCmdShell
  • Set Shell Selection: Windows PowerShell
  • Set Solution Root Directory as Starting Directory

 

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To show the powershell command prompt in Visual Studio 2008 click View > Shell Window (VSCmdShell)

To run a Test.ps1 PowerShell script, added to the Solution Items you can type .\Test.ps1

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