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Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones and Jeffrey Hicks

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2.4. Editing scripts

Whatever you do, please don’t use Notepad to edit PowerShell scripts. Notepad might be free, but it does nothing to make the process easier. What’s far better, and equally as free, is the PowerShell ISE, which was shown in figure 2.2. Version 3 of the ISE (which comes with PowerShell v3) is robust, offers numerous handy features like IntelliSense code completion, and color codes your commands to help you make sure you’re typing them correctly. For example, as shown in figure 2.3, the ISE uses IntelliSense pop-up menus to help you complete command names more quickly—and to help prevent typos.

Figure 2.3. Using IntelliSense to complete command names

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