PowerShell ISE - Pane breakout for multi monitor use
Votes from Connect: 23
Original Date Submitted: 10/31/2011 9:54:18 PM
Site Name: PowerShell
Feedback ID: 698161
Frequency: Always Happens
Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions
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.
Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 698161 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=698161).
Internal BugId: 3128
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.
I would like to see the ability to at least arrange the panes. I agree with the OP that undocking the console from the ISE would be nice. PowerShellPlus has had the capability for years; the problem with PowerShellPlus is that it's never updated.
@Casey - a second session is not the same thing. The variables are live in the integrated console.
Casey Crockett commented
Maybe I'm not understanding an underlying issue here. Why not open a second ISE for the second monitor?
And, I find it helpful to run a couple non-ISE Powershell consoles for one-off command runs and command and help lookups, but I don't see the benefit of separating the ISE console. I thought the benefit of the ISE was having the editor and console together.
Benjamin Hubbard commented
Would love the ability to undock the console and view files side-by-side.
Perhaps the best example I know of is the lamented lost PowerGUI Pro script editor.
Matt M. commented
I'd definitely like to see a floating console and the ability to have multiple script panes side-by-side.