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
Command Window
Debugging
IntelliSense
PSReadLine Support
Script Packaging
Syntax Highlighting
Terminal
Remote Debugging
Windows Forms Designer
Workspace Support
Variables Window ⚠ Only while debugging
Platform Visual Studio Code PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) PSScriptPad
Windows
Linux
Mac
PowerShell Version Visual Studio Code PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) PSScriptPad
Windows PowerShell (5.1)
PowerShell 7 ❌ (soon)