A PowerShell module for handling color and cursor positioning via ANSI escape sequences

There is a newer prerelease version of this module available.
See the version list below for details.

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Install-Module -Name Pansies -RequiredVersion 1.2.1

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Joel Bennett


(c) 2017 Joel Bennett. All rights reserved.

Package Details



ANSI EscapeSequences VirtualTerminal Color


New-Text Write-Host


Get-Gradient Get-Complement


This module has no dependencies.

Release Notes

       1.2.1: Fix cmdlet export so New-Text and Write-Host show back up
              Make EXTERNALHELP work for functions
              Provide help for Get-Complement
       1.2.0: Better support for using ConsoleColors
              Added Get-Complement to calculate the HSL complement or contrasting colors
              Fixed ConsolePalette so it reads the current console colors when possible
       1.1.0: Support for serialization by the Configuration module
              Fix output of "bright" color object in ConEmu (workaround ConEmu bug)
       1.0.0: Pre-release version with support for RGB colors


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
2.6.0 5,899 8/18/2022
2.5.0 8 8/18/2022
2.4.0 265 8/11/2022
2.4.0-serial... 12 7/18/2022
2.3.1 8,989 8/28/2021
2.3.0 1,080 7/19/2021
2.3.0-emoji0002 7 7/19/2021
2.1.1 4,852 1/20/2021
2.1.0 1,969 10/3/2020
2.0.0 3,136 5/8/2020
1.4.0-beta03 391 9/8/2018
1.4.0-beta02 17 9/6/2018
1.4.0-beta01 49 9/4/2018
1.3.0 755 4/13/2020
1.3.0-beta01 39 7/23/2018
1.2.1 (current version) 14,281 10/10/2017
1.2.0 20 10/10/2017
1.0.0 1,293 5/11/2017
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