PowerShell editors are text editor programs designed specifically for editing PowerShell script code. There exists a variety of programs that can be used to run, write, test and debug PowerShell scripts.
It offers comfortable editing and testing of scripts in an GUI-based console and may not be mistaken for a simple command line tool. While coding, it provides AutoFill of cmdlets, colored syntax labeling and assists with debugging too. Breakpoints can be set easily, and commands can be run or edited, even partially.
It complements the classic PowerShell editor with useful features for professional script development such as version history and checkout/check-in to PowerShell ISE. Additionally, it provides an interface for code management systems like Git, Gitlab or Visual Studio Code (VSCode).
Visual Studio Code (VSCode)
Visual Studio Code (VSCode) is Microsoft’s PowerShell editor of the future, as it’s cross-platform and Microsoft created a PowerShell extension for it.
Besides PowerShell, it is capable of working with an assortment of diverse coding languages as well, possibly resulting in symbiotic effects.
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