Create a SharePoint App with a Function

A PowerShell with SharePoint tutorial

PowerShell iconWhen you use PowerShell you can use a script to create multiple apps of the same kind in very short time and remove apps just as quickly. In the demo below, Peter Kalmström shows how to do it with a PowerShell function.

In the previous article we created simple commands for app creation and removal. Peter Kalmström uses the "create" command from that script in the PowerShell function for SharePoint app creation that he demonstrates in the demo below.

Peter creates a list app called "Hello World". These are generic lists with versioning enabled, and they will be visible on the Quick launch. If you try this script, you might want to remove the -OnQuickLaunch parameter.

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Peter also adds a success message to the function. It is shown in green in the Command pane for each app that has been created.

function Create-MyList($ListName, $ListURL){

    New-PnPList -Title $ListName -Template GenericList -EnableVersioning -OnQuickLaunch -Url $ListURL

    Write-Host ("List " + $ListName + " has been created!") -ForegroundColor Green    

Note that only one app is created in this demo. In the next article, PowerShell with SharePoint from Scratch coverwe will show how to create a loop that runs through the function and creates 10 different list apps called "Hello World + number".

You will find more detailed explanations in the book.

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