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

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Joel Bennett


(c) 2017 Joel Bennett. All rights reserved.



ANSI EscapeSequences VirtualTerminal Color


New-Text Write-Host Get-Gradient Get-Complement Get-ColorWheel


Core Desktop


This module has no dependencies.

Release Notes

       2.0.0: Breaking change for the library:
           - Merge the "Colormine" namespace into PoshCode.Pansies
             Originally, this was a 3rd party MIT licensed library by @THEJoeZack.
             He pulled his repo, so I am now just integrating it into Pansies
           - Expose Complement and Gradient in the C# library for others to use
               - Add GetComplement() method to RgbColor
               - Add PoshCode.Pansies.Gradient class with GetGradient static method
               - Add Get-Complement and Get-Gradient wrappers in module assembly
       1.3.0: The color provider release
           - Add a RgbColor PSProvider that can convert colors to their escape sequences
           - Add Fg: drive and Bg: drive so you can "$Fg:Red$Bg:Blue$YourMessage"
           - Add support for x11 color names to make the drives more useful
       1.2.2: Use full namespace + class name for RgbColor
       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
2.0.0 (current version) 1,696 5/8/2020
1.4.0-beta03 377 9/8/2018
1.4.0-beta02 9 9/6/2018
1.4.0-beta01 28 9/4/2018
1.3.0 744 4/13/2020
1.3.0-beta01 31 7/23/2018
1.2.1 14,259 10/10/2017
1.2.0 11 10/10/2017
1.0.0 1,282 5/11/2017