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Friday, April 10, 2015

Highlight Unknown Commands in Sapien PowerShell Studio

OK, so I should not be working right now.  It is Friday.  I just finished teaching a 5 day Windows Server 2012 R2 class.  It is sunny and 86 degrees.  I should be outside or something.  Like the nerd I am, this Navy Chief is hard at work. Albeit, in shorts and no shoes or socks since I am at home.  Anyway, I took a quick look at the forms at PowerShell.com and noticed the stream about having bold face type in the ISE.  I like the PowerShell ISE.  It is fast and simple.  That also means that it is light on the bells and whistles.

I also use Sapien’s PowerShell Studio 2015 so I decided to publish out one of my personal settings.  Take a look at the Font and Color settings below.

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The item is Unknown Command it is also the only item with a background color other that the editors background, which for me is black.  I normally use TAB completion heavily, but I also do some weird stuff where TAB completion is not the best idea.  So, every once and a while, I make a typo.  Having the Unknown Command highlighted so dramatically really helps to alert me when I make that rare typo (insert rolling of the eyes).  Anyway, as for that question on PowerShell.com, take another look at the image.  You can select to have different items in the editor as bold face.  See below for my highlight.

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It stands out.

1 comment:

June Blender said...

Great idea, Jason! I just changed my settings to match.