Variable Explorer like PowerGUI

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davestiff
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Variable Explorer like PowerGUI

Post by davestiff » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:35 am

The Variable Explorer in PowerGUI allows Objects to be expanded for easy viewing.

Currently PowerShell Studio has one line per variable and does not allow for expanding. This makes viewing Objects very difficult.

We would like to move from PowerGUI to PowerShell Studio but this missing feature may prevent that.

Thanks!

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Bosparan
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Re: Variable Explorer like PowerGUI

Post by Bosparan » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:07 pm

Hi Dave,

it's been ages since I used PowerGUI, but still I remember that part well.
PSS has an even better solution to that, but it's better hidden for those who were used to PowerGUI (since PSS starts during debug in Variable mode and you won't look further). Check out the tabs below the window where the variables are listed: Notice the "Debug Console"?
Select it and you have effectively a powershell console at the moment where the breakpoint stopped the execution. You can check out a variable's content, sort lists, juggle objects - even do an impromptu fix you know you'll also do in the script afterwards (useful for quick fixes in long running scripts ...).

Cheers,
Bosparan

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