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  1. PowerShell ISE does not detect changes to a file open in PowerShell ISE when that file is modified outside of PowerShell ISE.

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 10/27/2015 6:11:19 PM

    Description:
    ********Contact Information********
    Handle: jwirl
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1950051
    ***************************************

    Frequency: PowerShell ISE
    Regression: 1. Open a script file in PowerShell ISE.
    2. Open up the same script file in another editor i.e. notepad++ or Microsoft Visual Studio
    3. Make a change to the script file in the other editor and save it.
    4. Return to PowerShell ISE, it does not warn you that the script file has been changed else where and it does not re-load the script file into the ISE window.
    5. Make a change…

    134 votes
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      4 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • converting multiple lines of code to comment

      Votes from Connect: 5

      Original Date Submitted: 2/20/2015 2:01:32 PM

      Description:

      ********Contact Information********
      Handle: john.s2011n
      Site Name: PowerShell
      Feedback ID: 1139497
      ***************************************

      Frequency: Always Happens
      Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

      Problem Description:
      in PS 4.0 and also previous versions, there is no option to easily convert multiple selected lines to comment block. so when we have selected multiple lines & we want to make them as comment, we have to insert comment block in another location on the pane, and then cut these multiple lines and paste them inside comment block which is a bit cumbersome.
      but…

      74 votes
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        1 comment  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • PowerShell ISE should support sytax highlighting for JSON

        Votes from Connect: 10

        Original Date Submitted: 3/4/2015 1:43:50 AM

        Description:
        ********Contact Information********
        Handle: JasonHorner
        Site Name: PowerShell
        Feedback ID: 1159120
        ***************************************

        Frequency: Always Happens
        Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

        Problem Description:
        JSON is fast becoming a viable alternative to XML.. Therefore PowerShell ISE should support syntax coloring in a similar manner as it treats XML files

        Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1159120 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1159120).

        Repro Steps:
        open a json file in powershell all the text is black

        Expected Results:
        .Json should be added to the list of…

        59 votes
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          0 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • PowerShell ISE - Pane breakout for multi monitor use

          Votes from Connect: 23

          Original Date Submitted: 10/31/2011 9:54:18 PM

          Description:
          ********Contact Information********
          Handle: FuriouS76
          Site Name: PowerShell
          Feedback ID: 698161
          ***************************************

          Frequency: Always Happens
          Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

          Problem Description:
          I have tried many of the IDE/ISE options out there and prefer Windows ISE. The one feature I would like to see is the ability to undock or break out each pane across multiple monitors. This would allow users in multi-monitor setups to configure the ISE in an ideal setup that would allow faster coding / debugging.

          Thanks,
          Kirk Hammond.

          Product Studio item created by…

          54 votes
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            5 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            This is a very difficult thing to implement, it could potentially break many of the add-ons, and could introduce some very confusing UI elements.

            That said, we’re interested to get more ideas from you for how something like this might work. Feel free to post your comments below.

            Thanks,
            Joey

          • ISE should provide an option to restore previously opened files at startup

            When ISE starts up, it should by default (make that configurable: always, prompt, never) restore all files that were open in the previous session.

            52 votes
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              4 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • PowerShell ISE VariableExplorer

              Votes from Connect: 6

              Original Date Submitted: 10/16/2015 2:00:41 PM

              Description:
              ********Contact Information********
              Handle: Gimli92
              Site Name: PowerShell
              Feedback ID: 1907258
              ***************************************

              Problem Description:
              It would be nice to have a built in VariableExplorer in order to see and browse through all variables of the current PowerShell session.

              Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1907258 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1907258).

              Repro Steps:

              Internal BugId: 15901

              52 votes
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                2 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • github integration for ISE

                this may be something that MS is hoping an add-on fixes down the road, but I'd just like to voice that it would be awesome to be able to sync/create/merge branches directly with github from within ISE. Even as an infrastructure admin things would move so much smoother if I didn't have to "tool hop".

                44 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Windows PowerShell ISE: Add ability to rearrange tabs

                  Votes from Connect: 17

                  Original Date Submitted: 6/21/2013 12:41:41 AM

                  Description:
                  ********Contact Information********
                  Handle: deadlydog
                  Site Name: PowerShell
                  Feedback ID: 790585
                  ***************************************

                  Frequency: Always Happens
                  Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

                  Problem Description:
                  It would be nice in PS ISE if when you have multiple files open, that you could drag the tabs at the top of the Script Pane window (i.e. the file names) to rearrange them. Right now if you want to rearrange the order of the tabs, you have to actually close the tabs and re-open them in the order that you want them.

                  This…

                  43 votes
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                    In Queue  ·  0 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Double click highlight occurrences

                    Double clicked strings and integers should be clearly highlighted (like in Notepad++ or in VSCode) if there are multiple occurrences of the same word or number.

                    41 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Option to disable scroll-to-prompt on left mouse click in ISE console window.

                      In PowerShell v3 there was a "feature" added, that moved cursor/ scrolled down to prompt whenever console window gets focus. It makes selecting text in output from previous commands a real nightmare.

                      I would love to get rid off this "feature", or if not possible - at least have an option to turn it off. If possible, make it a default behavior.

                      37 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • PowerShell ISE does not have the ability to restart the console independent of restarting the entire ISE

                        Restarting the Powershell process independent of the entire ISE would be a beneficial feature for ISE users during testing and debugging, to clear variables, sessions, scopes, classes, etc... If you are working in the ISE and have several script files open on the editor it is cumbersome to have to save files, restart the entire ISE application and reopen files etc...

                        34 votes
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                        • Out-GridView needs a -DisplayProperty parameter

                          Votes from Connect: 42

                          Original Date Submitted: 4/10/2015 11:19:28 PM

                          Description:
                          ********Contact Information********
                          Handle: Trevor Sullivan [MVP]
                          Site Name: PowerShell
                          Feedback ID: 1238786
                          ***************************************

                          Problem Description:
                          The Out-GridView command displays all of the properties of each object that is fed into it. Consequently, in order to make the tool more usable, the Select-Object command can be used to inclusively filter the key properties of each object, to display to the end user. Unfortunately, this process results in a modified object, that cannot be used for all intended purposes.

                          Instead of using Select-Object, a -DisplayProperty parameter should be added to Out-GridView,…

                          30 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Powershell/ISE to Taskbar by default

                            As Powershell is the most common Management Tool on a server, please re-add the Powershell icon to the Taskbar. And also, make it possible to start ISE directly without first starting powershell once.
                            First searching for it through the Start menu is a burden, especially when we deploy several of servers each day and need access to posh each time.

                            29 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • PowerShell ISE Crashes after loading Winforms

                              When Winforms are used in PowerShell code, the ISE will eventually freeze/crash when idle (after form closed). This can happen as fast as 5 minutes but may take longer, time seems to be random. No issues occur when using Winforms via regular PowerShell console and using other IDEs (such as PowerGUI).

                              Example code to reproduce:
                              $Form = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form
                              $Form.DataBindings.DefaultDataSourceUpdateMode = 0
                              $Form.Text = "My Form"
                              $Form.AutoSize = $true
                              $Form.AutoSizeMode = "GrowAndShrink"
                              $Form.StartPosition = "CenterScreen"
                              $Form.MaximizeBox = $false
                              $Form.FormBorderStyle = "FixedSingle"

                              $Return = $Form.ShowDialog()

                              Note: It does appear the more form objects added, the more likely to crash, but can…

                              27 votes
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                              • ISE hangs after using a Windows Forms dialog

                                Votes from Connect: 12

                                Original Date Submitted: 4/4/2015 8:50:49 AM

                                Description:
                                ********Contact Information********
                                Handle: Arnoud Jansveld
                                Site Name: PowerShell
                                Feedback ID: 1224213
                                ***************************************

                                Frequency: PowerShell ISE
                                Regression: function Show-Form
                                {
                                [reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Windows.Forms") >$null
                                $form = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form
                                $label = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Label
                                $label.Text = "Please close this form"
                                $label.AutoSize = $true
                                $form.Controls.Add($label)
                                $form.ShowDialog()
                                }

                                $result = Show-Form

                                # Workaround (slow):
                                # $result = Start-Job ${function:Show-Form} | Receive-Job -Wait -AutoRemoveJob

                                "Form result: " + $result.ToString()

                                Write-Warning "The following step may hang PowerShell ISE, save your work!"
                                Read-Host -Prompt "Hit Enter or Ctrl-C to abort"

                                # This generates a WM_SETTINGCHANGE broadcast message
                                [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("foo", "bar",…

                                24 votes
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                                • ISE: Add support for "Copy Full Path" context menu command on script tabs

                                  I often need the path name to the file I'm editing. In V3 I can hover the mouse over the tab and a tooltip will present the path. However, I usually need to provide this path to other commands (like cd or paste them into another window), and I currently have to hand-repeat it.

                                  Right-Click on tab -> Copy Full Path is a great way to solve this; it's the same approach used by Visual Studio.

                                  24 votes
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                                  • Windows PowerShell ISE: Double click should select entire cmdlet/variable name

                                    Votes from Connect: 20

                                    Original Date Submitted: 6/21/2013 11:14:16 PM

                                    Description:
                                    ********Contact Information********
                                    Handle: deadlydog
                                    Site Name: PowerShell
                                    Feedback ID: 790661
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                                    Frequency: Always Happens
                                    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

                                    Problem Description:
                                    When you double click on a cmdlet or variable name in the PS IDE v3 it doesn't select the entire cmdlet/variable name. Unlike other text editors, PS IDE is meant for working with PowerShell code, so it should make some assumptions to make it more PowerShell friendly.

                                    Example 1: Get-Help
                                    - if you double click on Help, only "Help" is selected, but is should select…

                                    23 votes
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                                    • Add to ISE "Export script as an exe" & also add a XAML editor to design GUI front ends for the exported scripts.

                                      Add to the ISE a "Export/Compile script as an exe" feature & also add a XAML editor to design GUI front ends for the exported scripts.

                                      It is free in VS2015 Community so why not incorporate it in the ISE?

                                      23 votes
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                                      • #region / #endregion code folding tokens in ISE should not be case sensitive

                                        Votes from Connect: 17

                                        Original Date Submitted: 5/23/2012 8:29:13 PM

                                        Description:
                                        ********Contact Information********
                                        Handle: HalR
                                        Site Name: PowerShell
                                        Feedback ID: 743272
                                        ***************************************

                                        Frequency: Always Happens
                                        Regression: No, this is new to the most recent version

                                        Problem Description:
                                        I've been using #REGION/#ENDREGION tokens in my code for some time to trigger code folding in various editors (e.g. PowerShellPlus and PowerGUI). The new v3 ISE supports this too which is great--but it's case sensitive for some reason. I consider that a bug and would love to see it made case-insensitive.

                                        Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback…

                                        22 votes
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                                        • Write-Progress output is not displayed properly when multiple ISE tabs are open in PowerShell 3.0

                                          Votes from Connect: 11

                                          Original Date Submitted: 2/6/2013 3:35:55 AM

                                          Description:

                                          ********Contact Information********
                                          Handle: DougBB
                                          Site Name: PowerShell
                                          Feedback ID: 778597
                                          ***************************************

                                          Frequency: Always Happens
                                          Regression: No, this is new to the most recent version

                                          Problem Description:
                                          Under certain circumstances, when Write-Progress is used in Windows PowerShell ISE and a new tab is opened, the Write-Progress output does not display properly. Closing tabs makes it appear.

                                          Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 778597 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=778597).

                                          Repro Steps:
                                          1. Run "powershell_ise.exe -noprofile"
                                          2. Paste the following code in the script pane:
                                          $i =…

                                          20 votes
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