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Support Preview mechanism #1707



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TylerLeonhardt commented Jan 19, 2019

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This removes the dependency on the name of the extension being "ms-vscode.PowerShell". It's a bit of a workaround until this is resolved.

Also, this allows you to build preview versions the extension that have the name "PowerShell Preview". To build a preview version of the extension, that is to say,
a version of the extension named "PowerShell Preview",
You can simply change the version in the package.json to include -preview at the end.

When you build, this will:

  • Add a warning to the top of the to warn users not to have the stable and preview version enabled at the same time
  • Adds "Preview" in a few places in the package.json

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@TylerLeonhardt TylerLeonhardt requested review from rkeithhill and rjmholt Jan 19, 2019

@TylerLeonhardt TylerLeonhardt force-pushed the TylerLeonhardt:support-preview-build branch from 9d295c4 to ab3df78 Jan 19, 2019


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rkeithhill commented Jan 22, 2019

Can we query the loaded extensions and if we see an already loaded mscode-powershell of some sort, pop a warning dialog telling the user to disable one of the two extensions?

task UpdateReadme {
$newReadmeTop = '# PowerShell Language Support for Visual Studio Code
> ## ATTENTION: This is the PREVIEW version of the PowerShell extension for VSCode which contains features that are being evaluated for stable

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rjmholt Jan 22, 2019


I would maybe also make a note about supporting PS 5.1+

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TylerLeonhardt Jan 22, 2019

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added. Although in the future both stable and preview will only support 5.1+


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TylerLeonhardt commented Jan 22, 2019

@rkeithhill I thought it couldn't be done... but I figured it out :)


I don't think I can programmatically disable one or the other... but at least this is in their face.

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@TylerLeonhardt TylerLeonhardt merged commit 12c3510 into PowerShell:master Jan 22, 2019

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@TylerLeonhardt TylerLeonhardt deleted the TylerLeonhardt:support-preview-build branch Jan 22, 2019

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