PowerShell for Visual Studio Code
- Syntax highlighting
- Advanced built-in code snippets
- IntelliSense for cmdlets and more
- Problems reported by PowerShell Script Analyzer
- Go to Definition of cmdlets, variables, classes and more
- Find References of cmdlets, variables, classes and more
- Document and Workspace Symbol Navigation
- Symbol-based Outline View
- Run selected PowerShell code in current terminal using F8
- Launch online help for the symbol under the cursor using Ctrl+F1
- PowerShell Debugger integration
- An Extension Terminal that can interact with the debugger (try
- PowerShell ISE theme findable in the theme picker
- Also try ISE Mode with the Toggle ISE Mode command
Bundled with the extension is the PowerShell ISE theme. It is not activated by default, but after installing this extension either click Set Color Theme or use the theme picker and select PowerShell ISE.
The extension should work anywhere VS Code itself and PowerShell Core 7.2 or higher is supported. For Windows PowerShell, only version 5.1 is supported and only on a best-effort basis. PowerShell Core 6, 7.0, and 7.1 have reached end-of-support. We test the following configurations:
- Windows Server 2022 with Windows PowerShell 5.1 and PowerShell Core 7.2
- Windows Server 2019 with Windows PowerShell 5.1 and PowerShell Core 7.2
- macOS 11 with PowerShell Core 7.2
- Ubuntu 20.04 with PowerShell Core 7.2
Read the installation instructions to get more details on how to use the extension on these platforms.
For Windows PowerShell 5.1, .NET Framework 4.8 or higher is required.
Installing the Extension
The PowerShell extension can be installed from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace by clicking the Install Button. You can also install the PowerShell extension from within VS Code by opening the Extensions view with keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+X, typing PowerShell, and selecting the extension.
We would encourage you to try the pre-release version whenever possible. When a Pre-Release is available, it can be installed from the marketplace using the Switch to Pre-Release Version button. You can switch back to the stable version of the extension by using the Switch to Release Version button that will appear. You can also downgrade to other versions of the extension using the arrow next to the Uninstall button and choosing Install Another Version.
Please our support document.
Contributing to the Code
Check out the development documentation for more details on how to contribute to this extension!
For any security issues, please see here.
- Keith Hill - @rkeithhill
- Rob Holt - @rjmholt
- Tyler Leonhardt - @TylerLeonhardt
- David Wilson - @daviwil