How to Use Tab Completion in the Script Pane and the Command Pane

Tab completion provides automatic Help when you are typing in the Script Pane or in the Command Pane. Use the following steps to take advantage of this feature:

To automatically complete a command entry

In the Command Pane or Script Pane, type a few characters of a command and then press TAB to select the desired completion text. Tab completion helps with typing a cmdlet name, parameter name, variable name, object property name, or a path.

Note:

In the Script Pane, pressing TAB will automatically complete a command only when you are editing .ps1, .psd1, or .psm1 files. Tab completion works when you are typing in the Command Pane.

To automatically complete a cmdlet parameter entry

In the Command Pane or Script pane, type a cmdlet followed by a dash, and then press TAB.

For example, type get-process - and then press TAB to select from the parameters for the cmdlet.

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