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Jan 28 2016   6:01AM GMT

PowerShell editing options

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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I’ve used the ISE since it first appeared in PowerShell 2.0 but there are a couple of recent annocements that increase your code editing options

ISE previews will become available out of band rather than being tied to WMF/OS releases

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2016/01/20/introducing-the-windows-powershell-ise-preview.aspx

The preview ISE is a module you can download from the PowerShell gallery and runs side-by-side with your existing version of ISE

Currently this is a PowerShell 5.0 only option

The current preview  hasn’t changed much – its just to test the delivery mechanism. Look for updates approximately monthly.

The second interesting editing option is Visual Studio Code which has PowerShell support

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/11/17/announcing-windows-powershell-for-visual-studio-code-and-more.aspx

as well as a host of other languages. if you have to work across multiple languages this may be an option for you

Alternativley, if you use Visual Studio a lot you have the PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio option

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/04/19/do-not-delete-publish-powershell-tools-for-visual-studio-now-available.aspx

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