PowerShell Studio 2017: What’s New?

PowerShell Studio 2017 is released! PowerShell Studio 2017 is included as part of the regular update cycle for our subscribers.

PowerShell Studio


What’s New?

In this article, we will introduce you to the new additions and changes in this release. As you know we don’t hold back major features just for major releases, for example we recently added the Performance Monitor feature. We will continue to include big features as the year goes on.


Updated Control Helper Functions

We updated the control helper functions so that they are PSScriptAnalyzer complaint. Helper functions are functions that help you work with GUI controls, which are automatically inserted into your script.

To comply with PSScriptAnalyzer’s best practices, we replace the helper functions’ unapproved Load verb with the approved Update verb.


Update-DataGridView -DataGridView $datagridview1 -Item (Get-Process)


We also updated a number of form templates and control sets to reflect these changes.


Updated Editor Font and Coloring Settings Dialog

We added a language selection to the Editor Font and Coloring Settings dialog (Options->Editor->Font and Color). The dialog now distinguishes the syntax coloring for a plain text file from a PowerShell file.

Editor Font and Color Settings

Now when you save a preset, it will include the settings for all the languages.


New Office 2016 Themes

We added two new application themes to PowerShell Studio:

Office 2016 Colorful

Office 2016 Colorful

Office 2016 Dark

Office 2016 Dark


PrimalSense Performance Improvement

We improved PowerShell Studio’s PrimalSense response time with this release. You may notice the improvement when triggering PrimalSense for .NET Types or when using general code completion.

Type PrimalSense


Please continue providing your feedback. Many of the new features included in the service builds are suggestions from users like you. Therefore, if you have any suggestions or feature requests, please share them with us on our Wish List and Feature Requests forum.