about_Windows_PowerShell_ISE

TOPIC
	about_Windows_PowerShell_ISE

SHORT DESCRIPTION
	Describes the features and system requirements of Windows PowerShell
	Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE).


LONG DESCRIPTION
	Windows PowerShell ISE is a host application for Windows PowerShell.
	In Windows PowerShell ISE, you can run commands and write, test, and debug
	scripts in a single Windows-based graphical user interface. Its features 
	include multiline editing, tab completion, syntax coloring, selective 
	execution, context-sensitive Help, and support for right-to-left languages.

	Notes: Because this feature requires a user interface, it does not work on
		 Server Core installations of Windows Server.

		 Window PowerShell ISE is built on the Windows Presentation
		 Foundation (WPF). If the graphical elements of Windows PowerShell
		 ISE do not render correctly on your system, you might resolve the
		 problem by adding or adjusting the graphics rendering settings on
		 your system. This might be required if the computer has an older
		 video driver or you are using virtualization software. For more
		 information, see "Graphics Rendering Registry Settings" in the MSDN
		 library at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=144711. 

 Running Interactive Commands

	You can run any Windows PowerShell expression or command in Windows
	PowerShell ISE. You can use cmdlets, providers, snap-ins, and modules as
	you would use them in the Windows PowerShell console.


	You can type or paste interactive commands in the Command pane. To run the
	commands, you can use buttons, menu items, and keyboard shortcuts. 


	You can use the multiline editing feature to type or paste several lines
	of code into the Command pane at once. When you press the UP ARROW key to
	recall the previous command, all the lines in the command are recalled. 
	When you type commands, press SHIFT+ENTER to make a new blank line appear
	under the current line.


 Viewing Output

	The results of commands and scripts are displayed in the Output pane. You
	can move or copy the results from the Output pane by using keyboard 
	shortcuts or the Output toolbar, and you can paste the results in other 
	programs. You can also clear the Output pane by clicking the Clear Output 
	button or by typing one of the following commands:

		clear-host

		cls
 

 Writing Scripts and Functions

	In the Script pane, you can open, compose, edit, and run scripts. The 
	Script pane lets you edit scripts by using buttons and keyboard shortcuts.
	You can also copy, cut, and paste text between the Script pane and the 
	Command pane.


	You can use the selective run feature to run all or part of a script. To 
	run part of a script, select the text you want to run, and then click the
	Run Script button. Or, press F5. 


 Debugging Scripts

	You can use the Windows PowerShell ISE debugger to debug a Windows
	PowerShell script or function. When you debug a script, you can use menu
	items and shortcut keys to perform many of the same tasks that you would
	perform in the Windows PowerShell console. For example, to set a line
	breakpoint in a script, right-click the line of code, and then click
	Toggle Breakpoint. 


	You can also use the Windows PowerShell debugger cmdlets in the Command 
	pane just as you would use them in the console.


 Tab Completion

	Windows PowerShell ISE has tab completion for cmdlet names, parameter 
	names, and Microsoft .NET Framework static types. To use tab completion, 
	type the beginning of the name, and then press the TAB key.


 Getting Help

	Windows PowerShell ISE includes a searchable compiled Help file that 
	describes Windows PowerShell ISE and Windows PowerShell. This Help file 
	includes all the Help that is available from the Get-Help cmdlet. To view
	the Help file in Windows PowerShell ISE, use the Help menu. Or, press F1.


	The Help is context sensitive. For example, if you type Invoke-Item and 
	then press F1, the Help file opens to the Help topic for the Invoke-Item 
	cmdlet.


	And, you can use the Get-Help cmdlet in Windows PowerShell as you would in
	the Windows PowerShell console.


 Customizing the View

	You can use Windows PowerShell ISE features to move and to resize the 
	Command pane, the Output pane, and the Script pane. You can show and hide
	the Script pane, and you can change the text size in all the panes.
  

	You can also use the $Host variable to change some aspects of the 
	appearance of Windows PowerShell ISE, including the window title and the
	foreground and background colors in the Output pane. In addition, Windows
	PowerShell ISE has its own custom host variable, $psgHost. You can use 
	this variable to customize Windows PowerShell ISE, including adding menus
	and menu items.


 Windows PowerShell ISE Profile

	Windows PowerShell ISE has its own Windows PowerShell profile, 
	Microsoft.PowerShellISE_profile.ps1. In this profile, you can store 
	functions, aliases, variables, and commands that you use in Windows 
	PowerShell ISE.


	Items in the Windows PowerShell AllHosts profiles (CurrentUser\AllHosts
	and AllUsers\AllHosts) are also available in Windows PowerShell ISE, just
	as they are in any Windows PowerShell host program. However, the items
	in your Windows PowerShell console profiles are not available in Windows
	PowerShell ISE.


	Instructions for moving and reconfiguring your profiles are available in
	Windows PowerShell ISE Help and in about_Profiles.


 System Requirements

	-Operating Systems: 
		 - Windows 7
		 - Windows Server 2008
		 - Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2
		 - Windows Vista with Service Pack 1
		 - Windows XP with Service Pack 2

	- Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 

	- Windows PowerShell remoting requires Windows Remote Management 2.0.


 Notes

	- The Get-WinEvent cmdlet requires Windows Vista and later versions of
	 Windows and the  Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.

	- The Export-Counter cmdlet runs only in Windows 7.

  
 Starting Windows PowerShell ISE

	- To start Windows PowerShell ISE, click Start, point to All Programs,
	point to Windows PowerShell, and then click Windows PowerShell ISE.

	- In the Windows PowerShell console, Cmd.exe, or in the Run box,
	type "powershell_ise.exe". 
 

SEE ALSO
	about_Profiles
	Get-Help