Posts Tagged ‘Editor’


What’s new for PrimalPad 2015?

Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
PrimalPad has been a favorite “keep on your flash drive” tool for many users. The 2015 version has seen some little cosmetic changes in the ribbon layout. We have moved some functionality like window management, SAPIEN Tools and check for updates to the “Tools” tab to make more room for user tools on the home tab. You may also notice that there are some additional options in the “View” panel for viewing whitespace characters and expanding or collapsing regions and code elements. The code folding support in general is much improved over previous versions, due to a new generation of…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2014: Editor Coloring

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 by David Corrales
Many users like to customize their editor coloring and PowerShell Studio lets them do just that. With PowerShell Studio, users can specify the coloring for the editor’s syntax coloring and backgrounds. To edit the font and coloring of the PowerShell Studio go to: Options->Editor->Font and Color… Editor Font and Color Settings Using this dialog you can customize the font and coloring of PowerShell Studio’s editor. Presets [Requires PowerShell Studio 2014 v4.1.53 or greater] A new addition to PowerShell Studio 2014’s font and color settings is presets. This allows you to quickly change the coloring scheme of PowerShell Studio’s editor. At…   More »

I already have the ISE, do I need… ?

Monday, May 5th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript, PowerShell Studio or any other tool in the PowerShell universe you can think of? We get this question a lot, so I thought I’d give you a few highlights. First and foremost, this is not a game of ISE or not. The ISE is an important tool for your everyday work and you should be as familiar with it as you can. It is a far better shell then ye olde DOS style CLI (Command Line Interface) and your ideal place for shooting off cmdlets to computers near and far. It is also not a bad tool to write…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2014: What New in the Editor?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by David Corrales
Let’s look at some of the new features you will find in PowerShell Studio 2014’s editor. Improved Syntax Coloring One of the first editing features you might have noticed in PowerShell Studio 2014 is the improved syntax coloring. Parameter Attributes and Type Coloring: PowerShell Studio will now color parameter attributes and types when valid: External Tools Coloring: Do you use tools like ping or ipconfig? Well we now color those tools as well: Unknown Command Coloring: When the editor is unable to determine what a command is, it will color it as an unknown command. This gives you a visual…   More »

Introducing SAPIEN’s VersionRecall 2014

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
Version control is a necessity for most, if not all, software development teams. When you work with a large number of individuals plugging away at the same code you just need some mechanism to channel access and preserve previous known-good states. Version control systems have evolved from simple check-in/check-out systems like Microsoft’s Delta and later SourceSafe to cloud-based peer to peer systems like Subversion and Mercurial, just to name a few. They all share mechanisms intended for a team of people working on code. So quite naturally it contains lots of features and elements that are not necessary for…   More »

Introducing the PowerShell Profile Editor

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
PowerShell’s profiles make setting up your work environment a bit easier, allowing you to pre-load your most common snapins or modules, define functions, set variables and whatever else you need on startup. However, since there are quite a number of profiles, potentially one for each host, one for all users, one for each user, one for all users and all hosts, the number of files can get a bit out of hand. If you consider that some of these are also duplicated for 32 and 64 bit if you happen to run on a 64 bit OS, you’ll see that…   More »