Powershell Gui freeze during WMI query execution RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    So i have this PS Gui created where i have couple of buttons. 

    When i press one of the buttons i want the form to close and to proceed with the execution. However what i see is that the form freezes - i cannot close or move it, and on the background the code is still running. In the end the form closes after the code is completed.

    Here is what i do:

    $buttonFinish_Click = {
        if ($radio.Checked -eq $true)
    		Write-Host "starting"
                    $wmiObject =Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\cimv2 -Class Win32_Product

    As you can imagine the WMI query takes long time to get through all products in Win32_Product class and until it completes the form stays open even though the close instruction is prior to the wmi query. 

    I am seeking help here, how can i close the form and then run the wmi? 

    I was looking into jobs and/or DoEvents(), but couldn't get it to work either way..

    • Moved by Bill_Stewart Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:49 PM Abandoned
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:03 PM

All replies

  • Why close the form?

    Yes.  A form is frozen during the execution of the event.  To prevent this use a job.


    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:16 PM
  • I close the form, because i do not need it anymore. My code might run 1 hour and i don't want for the form to show frozen 1 hour..

    I did try using jobs, but got the same freeze.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:18 PM
  • The form cannot be closed before starting the job.  You cannot wait on the job.  Give the job a name so you can find it after the form closes.

    $buttonFinish_Click = {
        if ($radio.Checked){
    	Write-Host starting
            $temp = Start-Job -Name products -ScriptBlock {Get-WmiObject Win32_Product}


    • Edited by jrv Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:24 PM
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:23 PM
  • Yep, that worked..

    The first time i didn't assign "Receive-Job" to any variable.

    Now it is and i can work with the job solution :)

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:06 PM