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  1. Collapsed region in dark mode is hardly visible

    When using the dark theme in ISE, a collapsed region is hardly visible because the font color is black and the background darkblue. There is no way the set the colors for a collapse region in the theme editor.

    33 votes
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  2. Keep/Do not reset PowerShell settings on Windows upgrade

    Keep fonts, colors, sizes etc on Windows upgrade.

    3 votes
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  3. ISE Vi editmode

    Please make sure that the option:
    Set-PSReadlineOption -EditMode Vi
    works as expected in ISE as it does in the powershell.exe so we have a consistent working environment.

    2 votes
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  4. Roaming PowerShell profile using OneDrive

    Most IT pros use multiple computers but can't have a consistent PowerShell experience across computers due to different versions of PS Profile. Keeping a single version of the profile updated and synchronized across computers adds management overhead.

    Solution:
    - Make the profile roaming using OneDrive. The following post shows how to synchronize the profile using OneDrive, but having this option out of the box would help.

    Nice to have:
    - Allow the user to choose default location for the PowerShell profile

    Synchronize your PowerShell Profile with OneDrive
    http://wp.me/p2C5zw-19K

    4 votes
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  5. 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…

    86 votes
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  6. 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 to…

    153 votes
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  7. Support basic line wrapping in ISE Script Pane

    All IDE's support line wrapping inside the editor, except Powershell ISE (even Notepad has it)! This is useful, for example, when using ISE in a virtual machine console session, where the screen is often smaller than your screens actual resolution.

    9 votes
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  8. Tab completion should complete Verb then Noun

    With hundreds of CmdLets, tab-completion becomes arduous. This could have a new mode that's two step, so I type:

    Reg [tab]

    Which completes "Register-" and waits for more input.

    Then I type:

    ps [tab]

    Which completes the rest to make "Register-PSRepository".

    14 votes
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  9. 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?

    35 votes
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  10. 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".

    50 votes
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    Thank you for the suggestion. Given the number of requests, we cannot field all recommendations, so for now we’ll be monitoring this to see if there is broad support.

  11. 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...

    37 votes
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  12. 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.

    48 votes
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  13. 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 in…

    80 votes
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  14. IntelliSense pane's width should be user-configurable

    Even better if it can be specified through $psISE.Options.

    4 votes
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  15. 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.

    56 votes
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  16. 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 supported…

    64 votes
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  17. PowerShell ISE VariableExplorer

    Votes from Connect: 6

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

    Description:
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    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

    58 votes
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  18. 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.

    40 votes
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  19. Would be better if the exit command in PowerShell ISE only closed the current tab

    In PowerShell ISE, if you invoke the exit command, it closes the entire application regardless of how many tabs you have open. It would be better if the exit command simply closed the current tab (if you have multiple tabs open) or the entire application if you only have one runspace open. This would prevent accidentally closing runspaces that you wanted to go back to just because you used the all-too-familiar exit command.

    Also, making this change would address this issue within PowerShell ISE: when you invoke exit, the Runspace.StateChanged event is only fired for the current/active runspace (tab), even…

    20 votes
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  20. Windows PowerShell ISE: Add ability to rearrange tabs

    Votes from Connect: 17

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

    Description:
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    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 is…

    53 votes
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