Friday, September 02, 2011

PowerShell : Using an IDE


PowerShell is command line which means that you lose out on all the benefits that an IDE brings.

There is an in-built PowerShell IDE:

Just type “ise” from the command line

but it’s pretty basic.

Then I came across PowerGui.

It has two parts viz. an administrative console that allows you to run a collection of PowerShell scripts and a script editor that allows you to enter and run scripts. It has intellisense and a set of built in snippets. It has a debug function where you can step through the script and examine all the variables.

Very neat – and BTW it’s free.


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