Last updated on May 3rd, 2012
Last time we looked at the new Control Sets. Now we will take a look at the new Script Editor features:
Improved Syntax Coloring
PowerShell Studio 2012 now colors cmdlet and functions parameters:
Convert Cmdlet & Aliases
Using the Context Menu or the Keyboard Shortcut you can convert your Cmdlets and Aliases. You can also convert from parameter aliases as well.
PowerShell Studio’s PrimalSense has also been greatly improved to increase your scripting productivity.
Improved Parameter PrimalSense Support:
Improvements include PrimalSense completion for Enumerators and Special Types:
Enumerator Code Completion:
PrimalSense for Special Types:
PowerShell Studio will now display PrimalSense for special types such as Cursors and Colors:
The improved PrimalSense will also display form control references:
Added Code Completion for Cmdlet and Function Parameters as well:
Parameter PrimalSense for Project Files:
When you define a parameter block in a Project File, they will now be reflected in the PrimalSense.
Code Completion for Methods:
A new feature that will help speed up your scripting is the new method completion.
Automatically insert the method parameters by pressing ‘Tab’:
You can Tab through each parameter and the PrimalSense will appear for the special types. Though you do not need to Tab complete the method parameters to benefit from the improved PrimalSense for special type arguments.
Improved Cmdlet PrimalSense:
PowerShell Studio improves PrimalSense support for various cmdlets such as the Get-WmiObject cmdlet:
As see can you, PrimalSense for WMI namespaces and Classes are provided.
The Script Editor now has a new navigation menu which allows you to quickly navigate within your scripts.
The Navigate menu in the Ribbon offers:
Easy access to Bookmarks
Add/Remove Bookmarks as well as navigate to and between them.
Go to the next and previous function/event declaration.
Navigate to modifications made within your script file. Modification are denoted by a yellow and green indicators.
Navigate between occurrences of either variables, text or even cmdlets within your scripts.
Go to Last Edit Position
Press Ctrl + E and go to the last modification you made in the script.
Triple click on the line number column of the editor and it will automatically select the whole function.
Need to use CmdletBinding with your functions? Our PrimalSense now detects if a function uses CmdletBinding and displays the additional parameters the binding grants you.
Next: Part 5 – The new Function Explorer and other additions.