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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.

    34 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    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.

  5. IntelliSense pane's width should be user-configurable

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

    4 votes
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  6. 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…

    58 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

  7. 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
    
    34 votes
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  8. Have the Find window to remember the last search string

    Have the Find window to remember the last search string

    5 votes
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  9. Make ISE look like a Windows 10 app

    ISE currently has shiny toolbars, detailed colourful icons, and old-style non-high res (ie, 2 inches wide) launch bitmap that covers other apps while ISE launches.

    Modern Windows tools have less distracting bling. Powershell should be consistent with other MS apps like Visual Studio or Word, with a minimal UI so we can focus on the content in the terminal.

    5 votes
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  10. Windows PowerShell ISE: Add keyboard shortcuts for finding text in a file

    Votes from Connect: 15

    Original Date Submitted: 6/21/2013 12:37:40 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: deadlydog
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 790584


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

    Problem Description:
    In the PS ISE Script Pane it would be nice if instead of having to use Ctrl+F to pop the Find window, we could just use Ctrl+F3 to search for the currently selected text, F3 to move to the next occurrence, and Shift+F3 to move to the previous occurrence. If no text is selected when Ctrl+F3 is hit, it should find the next occurrence of the…

    15 votes
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  11. Export-ISEState options

    Export-ISEState should have the ability to 'Save current tab', 'Save specific tabs' and 'Save all tabs'

    Default should remain 'Save all tabs'

    1 vote
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  12. Remember last command output eg PSLastItem - forgot to assign object to variable

    When you type in and run a cmdlet (especially one with side-effects) and forget to assign the output to a varialbe, it would be nice to be able to pick up the last output still stored in object form, from an automatic PS variable (eg PSLastItem) to feed into another command.
    Example: running Start-Process with -PassThru, then wanting the ExitCode of the result which I forgot to assign. Maybe even re-use $_ as shorthand, because we're not in the pipeline?

    2 votes
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  13. GUI change for ISE

    Currently powershell ISE is split into 3 horizontal panels with the following sections:script, results, and single commands.
    It makes more sense to do 3 panels where there are 2 horizontal panels; the top for single commands, bottom for script, and the results of the scripts or commands be on a 3rd full screen panel to the right, similar to an IDE.

    1 vote
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  15. Use the type of variables in the same way as OutputTypeAttribute when doing tab completion

    Use the type of variables in the same way as OutputTypeAttribute

    Get-Process | % <tab> #completes members of [Diagnostics.Process].

    [Diagnostics.Process[]] $proc = Get-Process

    $proc | % <tab> # does not complete members of [Diagnostics.Process] although the type is known.

    2 votes
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  16. [type] should use type completion rather than directory completion

    It's strange that this uses type completion:

    New-Object -TypeName l

    <tab> completes to "long"

    but this uses directory completion:

    Update-TypeData -TypeConverter l

    <tab> completes to ".\Links&quot;

    Even though the former takes a [string] and the latter takes a [type]

    1 vote
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  17. Please add a way to programmatically collapse 1 region (ONLY ONE!) in a PowerShell script.

    Please add a way to programmatically collapse 1 region (ONLY ONE!) in a PowerShell script. I'd like to deliver a script with a region of dependencies collapsed. I can use dot sourcing to save someone from viewing the script from having to scroll through the function dependencies but it would be nice to be able to deliver the script in 1 file.

    An example of my use case can be found here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37835140/collapse-or-toggle-1-region-in-the-powershell-ise?sfb=2

    4 votes
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  18. ise color bug:inlinescript

    【Cause of the bug】
    "inlinescript" is a keyword, but color wrong in ise,color as same as a command.

    【bug with powershell version】
    ise in win7 + powershell 2.0: not support PSWorkflow.
    ise in win7 + powershell 5.0: yes have this bug,tested.
    ise in win8 + powershell 3.0: unknown
    ise in win8.1 + powershell 4.0: yes have this bug,tested.
    ise in win10 10586:yes have this bug,tested.
    ise in win2016 tp5 :yes have this bug,tested.

    【test code】
    at first let font bigest,then test.
    workflow aaa
    {

    inlinescript #&lt;----color wrong
    
    {
    &quot;bbb&quot;
    }

    }

    【how to fix】
    unknown

    【reporter】
    By the chinese powershell…

    1 vote
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  19. I'd like to rename my variables and functions like in Visual Studio (.refactor.rename)

    implemented either in ISE and/or in VS with Posh Extension

    1 vote
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    Understand the difference now based on the comments about replace-all versus rename.refactor. Marking as Survey.

  20. ValidateScript intellisense shows only ScriptBlock

    Applies to: ISE, ISE-Preview, Powershell V5 console

    When you try to use completion inside ValidateScript() intellisense instead of completing cmdlet names inserts "ScriptBlock". There is no problem with completing parameter names.
    Screenshot: https://snag.gy/T6iomf.jpg

    2 votes
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