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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 to…

    153 votes
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  2. ISE should not switch focus automatically to the console pane

    Starting from Windows 10 1803, when you run a selected block of code using F8, ISE switches focus to the console pane. This means that when you run several of these, you have to manually switch the focus back to the script pane after each execution.

    This is much more difficult than before, so please fix this.

    123 votes
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  3. 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…

    81 votes
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  4. 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…

    79 votes
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  5. 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…

    63 votes
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  6. 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

    58 votes
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  7. 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 Connect…

    57 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

  8. 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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  9. 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 is…

    53 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".

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

    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. 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.

    47 votes
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  12. Powershell ISE win10 1803 Cursor swaping panes on run

    Since windows 10 1803 when running a script from the script pane, the cursor switches from the script pane to the console pane.

    To reproduce: Open powershell ise on windows 10 1803. Enter in a basic script (ex: Write-Host "test") and hit F5. The cursor will move to the console pane so if you start typing the output will be in the console pane.

    The expected behavior would be to leave the cursor in the script pane so that you can continue to edit the script. This was the behavior previous to windows 10 1803.

    41 votes
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  13. 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.

    39 votes
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  14. 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...

    38 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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 = 1..100
    
    33 votes
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  17. 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.

    31 votes
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  18. Out-GridView needs a -DisplayProperty parameter

    Votes from Connect: 42

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

    Description:
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    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, so…

    30 votes
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  19. ISE hangs after using a Windows Forms dialog

    Votes from Connect: 12

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

    Description:
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    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

    Problem Description:
    After using ShowDialog() to…

    29 votes
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  20. Windows PowerShell ISE: Add ability to save/load session state

    Votes from Connect: 33

    Original Date Submitted: 6/20/2013 11:48:19 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: deadlydog
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 790578


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

    Problem Description:
    It would be great if PS ISE had the ability to allow you to save and restore all of your open tabs and files. Ideally, there would be an option to automatically save the session when ISE is closed, and automatically load it when ISE is started.

    The PowerShell Team has blogged about how to save/load your session by writing an add-on (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2010/06/05/export-and-import-powershell-ise-opened-files.aspx), and…

    28 votes
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