Improving the PowerShell ISE Experience with ISESteroids 2

For a long time I’ve used the built-in to Windows, PowerShell ISE for my PowerShell scripting experience. Most people tend to have a particular favourite editor for their coding, usually after trialling out a few different ones. For pretty much everything else I’ve settled on Sublime Text, but for PowerShell I use the ISE since I really like the integration with the PowerShell console. The ISE was introduced in PowerShell 2.

Creating PowerShell ISE v3 (and later) Code Snippets

When using the PowerShell ISE , similar to other scripting editors, you have access to what are known as ‘code snippets’. These are quick start ways to generate frequently used code, for instance if there is something you use regularly and can never remember the syntax for, or maybe it is too long to be practical to remember it. PowerShell ships with some default snippets and it is also possible to add some custom snippets of your own.