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  1. New PowerShell Tab should place cursor into console pane input line (Regression)

    After opening "New PowerShell Tab" either using Ctrl+T shortcut or by clicking menu item, tab title gets keyboard focus. Instead, cursor should be placed into input line of console pane.
    This was the way previous versions of ISE worked (before Windows 10).

    See video demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fzk1VEQpo0

    (Opening new tab using Ctrl+T, look closely at tab title with dashed line border).

    Windows 10 version 10.0.17763.134
    PowerShell ISE version 5.1.17763.134

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      1 comment  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Escape Char with Powershell ISE

      I am attempting to use the `b or `r sequence as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.core/about/about_special_characters?view=powershell-6
      if I use the example in that page and issue the command write-host “backup`b`b out” in Powershell (non ISE) you get “back out” as the output as per the example however if you do this in ISE you get “backup out” instead.
      It would appear that ISE cannot handle these two special characters. From what I can tell all the others such as `t and `n work fine.
      This is verified by DoctorDNS in the following issue post
      PowerShell/PowerShell-Docs#3151
      Thanks
      Robert

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      • 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.

        30 votes
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        • 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.

          24 votes
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          • Parameter name expansion

            Allow abbreviated parameter names (automatically based on first letter for each word in the parameter's name) that expand when tab is pressed. For example,

            Get-NetIpAddress -IA -> would expand to Get-NetIpAddress -InterfaceAlias
            Get-NetIpAddress -II -> would expand to Get-NetIpAddress -InterfaceIndex

            This would help speed up parameter entry when one or more parameters start with the same word(s)

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            • Powershell ISE ability to mark line(s) for review

              Hi All,

              I've searched for this, but I don't believe it's currently possible:

              I'd like the ability to mark a line or lines of code for review later on and an ability to filter my script to show only marked lines and an ability to quick jump to marked lines.

              To give a scenario: We have a number of PS scripts in the 1000+ line region for configuration of various Applications. As we move from one version of said application to another, we review the PS script - modifying it to meet current business requirements or changing work-around scripts to…

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              • Support for powershell files with "," in the file name

                It seems like this is the only place to report bugs, is that correct?

                Powershell ISE is not able to open files with "," in their name, if you rightclick, and choose Edit. It seems like the ISE thinks, that it should open multiply files (separated by a comma).
                I can drag'n'drop files, with comma in their names, into the ISE, and that works as expected.

                Steps to reproduce:
                1. Create a .ps1 file with a comma in the name (example: test1,test2.ps1)
                2. Right click on file, and press edit
                3. Note "Unable to load"-error.

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                • Support line-wrapping in the ISE console pane

                  It would be great if lines would automatically wrap in the console pane of the Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE), just like they do in the Powershell console.

                  Currently, if the PowerShell ISE console pane is not wide enough, one has to scroll horizontally to see the beginning of the currently edited line.

                  One workaround is to use the backtick (`) character to split the command in multiple lines but this is not very practical.

                  Here are some examples of other people wanting to do this:
                  [2015] https://superuser.com/questions/871178/line-wrapping-in-powershell-ise-console
                  [2015] https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30710740/powershell-ise-console-window-command-line-word-wrap

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                  • PowerShell ISE 5.1 is crashing during initialization

                    PowerShell ISE 5.1 is crashing during initialization, i.e., when the SPLASH-SCREEN is still visible.

                    Please, see my other bug report: PowerShell ISE crashes after latest Windows Update

                    Other relevant informations, are:

                    1- System is Windows 7 Starter SP1

                    2- $PSVersionTable

                    Name Value
                    ---- -----
                    PSVersion 5.1.14409.1012
                    PSEdition Desktop
                    PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
                    BuildVersion 10.0.14409.1012
                    CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000
                    WSManStackVersion 3.0
                    PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3
                    SerializationVersion 1.1.0.1

                    3- The only 2 events logged into APPLICATION event-log are:

                    EventID : 1001
                    MachineName : FREELANCERCOMPUTER
                    Data : {}
                    Index : 85373
                    Category : (0)
                    CategoryNumber : 0
                    EntryType : Information
                    Message : Fault bucket , type…

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                    • Bug: PowerShell ISE 'The handle is invalid'

                      Bug: PowerShell ISE 'The handle is invalid'

                      Custom C# binary module works without issue via Powershell.exe, but when attempting to run the exposed cmdlets via Powershell_ise.exe you immediately get an error 'The handle is invalid' and the execution fails.

                      When attaching Visual Studio to the ISE process to attempt debugging, it informs you that the failure occurs outside of the code base (not part of the managed code).

                      Have this issue on Windows 10 / Server 2016 with Powershell 5.0 and 5.1.

                      Mirrored the Powershell.exe.config to Powershell_ise.exe.config to rule out a configuration issue, and that yields no deltas.

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                      • Windows PowerShell ISE freezes in windows 10

                        Windows powershell ISE freezes very often after running even simple command. This has been happening since we moved to Windows 10.

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                          3 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hey there,

                          We haven’t heard anything about this from anyone else, so I’m guessing there might be something messed up with your machine configuration. Would you mind posting the output of $PSVersionTable. Also, is this happening on all Win10 machines across your deployment? Do you have similar issues when using powershell.exe isnstead of PowerShell ISE, or is it limited to the ISE?

                          Thanks,
                          Joey

                        • PowerShell ISE crashes after latest Windows Update

                          PowerShell ISE crashes after installation of the latest Security and Quality Rollup:

                          2018-01 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, ... on Windows 7 (KB4055532)

                          After trying to instantiate the PowerShell ISE, the OS informs the following:

                          powershell_ise has stopped working.
                          A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
                          Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

                          This is happening since January, 9, 2018.

                          PowerShell on Console is still working properly.

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                          • Keep/Do not reset PowerShell settings on Windows upgrade

                            Keep fonts, colors, sizes etc on Windows upgrade.

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                            • Add spelling correction to ISE when writing strings

                              Can you make ISE use some spelling correction when editing a string? Better, use MS Word's engine which can detect grammatical mistakes!

                              This will save a lot of embarrassment!

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                              • ~Status line

                                I've noticed that if I have a lot of 'Undo's quickly, it's hard to tell what line I just 'undid'. Is it possible to have something show me what I just 'undid' or 'redid', such a s a status line of sorts to tell me where my cursor is...like at the bottom of the editor?

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                                • Powershell ISE crashes when saving an ini file (I tried config.ini)

                                  I created a new file, saved as config.ini, and then ISE crashed. When I reopened, it crashed again.

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                                  • 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.

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                                      survey  ·  3 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bug: Powershell ISE recovered to wrong integrity level in two sessions

                                      A crashed powershell ISE session will re-open previously open files.

                                      There is a bug, though, which manifested when a crash recovery happened to me recently:

                                      The session/file which I had originally opened in standard user context (no elevation) recovered in High integrity level (aka elevated/admin),
                                      The session/files which I had originally opened in elevated mode recovered in Medium integrity level (aka standard user mode).

                                      The session should remember which context it was open in and re-open in the same context.

                                      Need to consider this issue for normal ISE closure/re-opening, too, as in this UserVoice item:
                                      "Windows PowerShell ISE: Add ability…

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • [BUG] show-command windows ISE Windows 10 vs Win 7/2012

                                          In Windows 10, The show-command pane in the ISE lacks functionality I see in windows 7, server 2012 machines. Specifically the parameter window only shows Text boxes and checkboxes in windows 10. The same cmdlet in windows 7/2012 has drop down fields, combo boxes etc so I can't see enum options in relative parameters. I think a few native cmdlets work but the RSAT toolset is entirely broken from what I can see (KB2693643, release 1607)

                                          Example: new-DfsnRoot in the command pane looks entirely different between windows 7/10. Type is a freeform test pane vs a drop down in 7…

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