We are happy to announce the release of PowerShell Studio 2019! This major release is included as part of the regular update cycle for our subscribers.
The 2019 release includes new features, some changes, and improvements.
Script Security Center
This release introduces the new Script Security Center tool, which replaces the previous Execution Policy Manager.
The new Script Security Center tool allows you to change the execution policy for all versions of Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core. In addition, you can change the trust policy of the Windows Script Host.
Debugging – Watch Panel
We updated the Watch Panel to highlight value changes when stepping in the debugger:
The values highlighted in red indicate a change from the previous state.
Coloring for Parentheses and Curly Braces
You can now change the coloring of parentheses and curly braces in the editor:
To change the coloring, use the Editor Font Color Settings dialog (Options->Editor->Font and Color…):
Formatting Curly Braces
After auto-inserting curly braces, PowerShell Studio will now move the closing brace to a new line when the user presses Enter:
File Template Filtering
You can now filter user templates and preset templates:
User templates are now marked with a User tag and preset templates are marked with a Preset tag:
Database Browser – SQL Server Compact
The Database Browser now supports SQL Server Compact database connections:
Updated Tools Tab
We updated the ribbon’s Tools tab to include other SAPIEN tools:
You now have the option to select tools with elevation.
Search PSGallery for Module
Have you ever opened a script created by someone else to find an unknown cmdlet, and you had no idea what module it belonged to? Now there is an easy solution—when you find an unknown cmdlet you can search the PowerShell Gallery for the module using the editor’s context-menu:
The Search PSGallery for Module command will open PowerShell ModuleManager and search the gallery for the cmdlet’s module:
PowerShell ModuleManager will then allow you to install the missing module.
Important: This feature requires PowerShell ModuleManager to be installed. You can download a trial version here.
Remember to update the module’s cache in PowerShell Studio after installing a new module:
This release also includes the following changes and improvements.
User Application Folder
This release removes the year from the user application data folder so that custom templates will be retained across versions.
User Cache Folder
We removed the year from the user cache folder, and we use a version number instead. This change minimizes duplicate cache files whenever there is a major release.
Go To Declaration
We updated the Go To Declaration command keyboard shortcut to F12.
We continue with our commitment to improve performance. This build improves the load speeds of large PowerShell script files and projects.
Please continue providing your feedback. Many of the new features included in the service builds are suggestions from users like you. Submit your suggestions or feature requests on the Wish List and Feature Requests forum or the new Feature Requests page.
You can view the complete service build log here.