Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Powershell Addin for Visual Studio

If you are like me you'll have just learned enough powershell to help you get the job done... and probalby done most of your script editing in Notepad or the built in powershell ISE. AND if you've got Visual Studio lying around, which I do because the CIO wants all our scripts in source control on the TFS

There's a neat addin you can use to get it to play nice with powershell scripts.

Hit this site (Adam Driscoll is a hero)!
Grab the PowershellTools.VSIX

VSIX is a visual studio extension so to install it right click and “run with”
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\VSIXInstaller.exe

And hey presto you get all the fancy stuff that visual studio gives you while working on powershell! No more second rate treatment for powershell in Visual Studio!