markdjones82
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Editor with Syntax Highlighting

All,

  I am currently using Powergui, but I've noticed the VMware powerpacks stop at 4.1.  I assume this means any of the new cmdlets will not show up with highlighting?  Is there an editor that has the syntax highlighting for the newer cmdlets?

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rtunisi
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you can use Powershell ISE and load powercli on the posh inside... just run the startup script on the screen or make an alias like

Function Load-PowerCli{

  . "C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI\Scripts\Initialize-PowerCLIEnvironment.ps1"

}

it loads all the current cmdlets into the autocomplete and syntax highlighter

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markdjones82
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Nevermind, I'm a bonehead lol.  I forgot they have snap in's that I need to load although in powergui they don't seem to be higlighting the latest cmdlets still.  I'm also checking out Luc's favorite powershell plus Smiley Happy

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LucD
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I just did a short overview of the ones I know about, see 1.  Re: Free PowerCLI Editor


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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Steve_Jin
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Here is an online one I just created: GitHub - DoubleCloudInc/powercli-sketchpad: Sketchpad for VMware PowerCLI It's open sourced under MIT license. To use it:

PowerCLI SketchPad - DoubleCloud

Steve JIN Author of VMware VI and vSphere SDK; Creator of open source VI Java API (http://vijava.sf.net); Blogger at http://www.doublecloud.org
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