Start Visual Studio form PowerShell

I am moving on to a new project – our migration from SharePoint 2007 to 2010. First thing I wanted to do was to upgrade my Solutions/Features from 2007 to 2010. I installed Visual Studio and started looking at how to recreate my Delegate JQuery Control (more on that later). The first thing I found annoying was that every time I added an “Empty SharePoint Project”, I received a warning “This task requires the application to have elevated permissions”. That is annoying. Since I usually leave a PowerShell prompt running as administrator (It has a red background to distinguish it), I wanted to quickly open VisualStudio from that PowerShell prompt. Here is my wrapper script to open VisualStudio 2010 from PowerShell:

function JBMURPHY-Start-VisualStudio {
Start-Process "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" -workingdirectory "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\"


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