Below you’ll find a comparison chart between the features of VS Code, the ISE, PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio, and PSScriptPad.
|Feature||Visual Studio Code||PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio||Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)||PSScriptPad|
In this post, we’ll look at how to build a PowerShell script that contains multiple Windows Forms in VS Code. You will need PowerShell Pro Tools to follow along with this tutorial.
First, we need to create the main form.
In this video, I demonstrate how to use the code conversion engine provided by PowerShell Pro Tools for Visual Studio Code. You can select C# code and convert it to PowerShell by using the Convert To PowerShell command.
Visual Studio: Visual Studio would hang when using PowerShell v3\v4
When the PowerShell extension would initialize and PowerShell v3 or v4 was being used, the extension would cause the IDE to hang.
Visual Studio: Debugging would not work in Visual Studio 2017
Improved Performance of PSScriptAnalyzer Support
The performance of PSScriptAnalyzer has been improved by moving the analysis into a background runspace within the PowerShell host process. The classification service will no longer wait for a script analyzer to run when typing.
Improved the performance of output
Moved host output from simple gRPC RPC calls to a streaming call which greatly improves the performance of output.
Fixed an issue where you couldn’t delete a folder
Due to a misconfiguration of the PowerShell project type, folders
Added the ability to package the PowerShell 7 engine with executables
Added an option on the PowerShell Project Advanced page to allow for packaging PowerShell 7 with the executable.
Stand Alone Windows Form Designer