What a great way to start 2009!
We have just released our latest update for the popular PowerShell IDE and administrative console – PowerGUI 1.6.
The new features include:
- PowerShell v2 CTP3 compatibility.
- [Editor] Dockable & re-arrangeable panes – now you can re-arrange the 3 panes (script, variables, and PowerShell console) any way you like, or even undock any of them and place it outside the main window – I myself am doing that to the PowerShell Console one, making it really large, and placing on my second monitor – makes so much difference!
- [Debugger] Almost instant debugger start – this used to take significant time for larger scripts in our previous releases.
- [Debugger] Ability to step into external scripts.
- [Editor] Customizable toolbar and hotkeys – the first thing I did with that was placing Copy As HTML to the toolbar – this is the feature I am using all the time to blog my PowerShell code.
- [Admin Console] Much improved column selection dialog box (the one you get when right-clicking the grid header and choosing More).
And of course, numerous smaller improvements and fixes based on the feedback we were getting from the discussion forums.
[UPDATE] Other new features I missed initially:
- More languages: PowerGUI is now also available in Arabic, Japanese, and Turkish.
- Automated updates made optional: you can turn off our autoupgrade functionality in Tools/Options if you do not want PowerGUI to keep checking for the latest version.
- Improved Search Online: by default, our PowerShell script searcher (Editor: File / Search Online) only displays one (latest) version for each script it finds.