Using PowerShell ISE in Windows 7?

ptilsenptilsen Posts: 2,835Member
Go download Windows Management Framework 3.0. The changes to PowerShell ISE alone are huge IMO. I haven't switched to 8 or 2012 yet in any aspects, so I've been sitting here writing all my scripts in the build-in 2.0 ISE. The 3.0 ISE is a huge improvement.

Note that it will give an error if you don't have SP1 and full .NET 4.0.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand Questionably Benevolent Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    I've been running 3.0 on my Windows 7 machine at work for a few weeks now and it's like using a whole new application when launching the ISE. I really like it, and I can't really see myself going back to PowerGUI any time soon.

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  • powerfoolpowerfool Senior Member Posts: 1,623Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    The old one is very slow... is the new one any better in that regard? I tend to just use notepad.
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  • QordQord Senior Member Posts: 628Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'm not much of a PowerGUI fan anyway, but I didn't see anything wrong with ISE 2. Moving up to ISE 3 hasn't gained me anything that I've noticed. I guess the intelisense is kinda cool, but not really necessary for me. Although, I am digging the show history part of intelisense. I'm not much of a power user, all I do is type and hit F5, not much else. Maybe someday...
  • undomielundomiel Posts: 2,818Member
    Bad habits are hard to break, I've just been using gvim all this while. I didn't like ISE 2.0 because it took so long to load up for me.
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  • ptilsenptilsen Posts: 2,835Member
    ISE 3 seems snappier. For me, Intellisense is huge. I haven't had the pleasure of Intellisense since I programmed in VisualBasic .NET back in 2008. The biggest issue I have without Intellisence is typos in variables that can be a pain to track down.

    I only use Notepad with PowerShell for a few things: 1. Minor changes to existing scripts that are mostly functional, 2. very small, simple scripts where I'm confident I won't need to debug or test 3. Find and replace and a subset of code. I cannot imagine writing larger/more complex scripts in Notepad.
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    Next up: MATH 211, ECON 352, ICS 340
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