Bring PowerShell support to the editor
In 2005 there was VBScript support, and the general consensus is that PowerShell is the wave of the future for scripting. Why can't it be brought into VS as a supported language with IntelliSense? It seems like the wheel was reinvented when the PowerShell ISE was developed when it can also be done in VS.
Please add a powershell version of the visual studio console. Powershell is far more powerfull than the classic console and it allows for development tasks to be acomplished far more easy. It's also something that it's not very time consuming to do and there are many powershell users out there. Thank you in advance
Currently C#, C++ and VB build events allow folks to enter batch commands and those command get emitted to a CMD batch file and are then executed. However the CMD batch language is far less capable than PowerShell. Please provide an option to specify PowerShell command directly in build events and then execute those commands against PowerShell.exe instead of cmd.exe.
I suggest you to provide a Powershell support for Configuring Team Foundation Server 2010 (in advanced mode mainly), in order to automate TFS installations/configurations.
Keith Hill commented
Adam Driscoll has done this. Look for "PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio" in the extension manager. It's quite nice!
Nicolas Uthurriague commented
100% Agree. We're developing a complete PowerShell-based solution with scripts, modules and Dlls but we need to rely on an external tool for debugging or editing PowerShell components (PowerGUI). This is far from ideal.
Got my vote.
In addition to "ps1" intellisense and syntax highlighting support, please add support for "cmd" and "bat" files too.
I agree with guys. Please dump ISE and pack a light-weight (express) VS version in WindOS (with support for JS, HTML, Text, PS1, CMD, BAT, CSS etc.)!
I totally agree with Kent. Debugging and handling module with VS is currently quite hard with current VS extension style. Full intellisense support for .NET Class is what PowerShell developer really wants.
I agree with Kent. Dump the Powershell ISE and let us use Visual Studio.
Kent Boogaart commented
Think some peeps are misunderstanding, or perhaps I am. The point is not to allow the execution of a PS script as part of a build event, but to enable editing of PS scripts with full syntax highlighting/Intellisense/debugging et cetera. Currently one must download a separate tool to do this, and I completely agree that this should all be in VS. At worst, a separate flavor of VS.
Yes, it needs to be fully supported in VS Studio like C#.
Consider: Your current object browser view, or your current project bindings class view, interactive and scriptable...
Visual Studio: Interactive PowerShell'ing IDE !
please bring back dimgray borders and white background !!!
You can still run powershell commands on Project Build Events. Here is how I do that:
powershell -file "$(SolutionDir)tools\pack.ps1" $(SolutionDir) $(ProjectPath)
But I agree that it would be great to have OOB support for this.
I don't even use this feature and still voted for it. Powershell should be everywhere. However, you could just put your powershell build script in your project (for quick editing), and set the pre/post build event to call that script (i.e. powershell.exe $(ProjectDir)\postbuild.ps1) right?
Jeremie Chassaing commented
Sorry, my phone sent this one without my consent...
The point is to better integrate powershell as an automation mean in VS, to go further that what is possible today with the package manager console of NuGet.
Provide better console,
Add better automation than raw DTE com interface.
Use it more widely in the whole ide.
Michael Paterson commented
I would totally vote for this too if I hadn't already used them all. Great idea.
@jeffpierson - I added a vote for you, just don't tell anyone ;-)
Visual Studio PM
I would vote on this but all my votes are used up.