PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code Fall 2023 Update

Sydney Smith

PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code Fall 2023 Update

We are excited to announce that the fall update to the PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available on the extension marketplace.

In this update, thanks to efforts across the team, we are shipping the extension with the latest and greatest PSReadLine, v2.3.4! In addition this release contains a number of bug fixes and community contributions.

Thanks to all the many community contributors whose efforts make releases such as these possible!

Updates in the Fall Release

Note that these updates all shipped in our preview channel for VS Code before shipping in our stable channel.

Some highlights of the fall release:

  • Stop hiding Activity Bar in ISE Mode.
  • Fix race condition with displaying PowerShell name on icon.
  • Support ~, ./ and named workspace folders in cwd.
  • Enhance additionalPowerShellExes setting.
  • Add startLocation setting for Extension Terminal. (Thanks @krishankanumuri!)
  • Upgrade bundled PSReadLine module to v2.3.4.
  • Add None to PsesLogLevel enum.
  • Fix debugging script blocks that aren’t in files.
  • Fix shell integration for PowerShell 5.1 with strict mode.

For the full list of changes please refer to our changelog.

In this release we also updated our versioning schema. The middle version number no longer corresponds to the month, but is simply incremented. Even versions are stable, and odd versions are pre-release, with the latter purposefully being versioned higher than the former in order to keep both channels (pre-release and stable) available in the Visual Studio Code marketplace.

Getting Support and Giving Feedback

While we hope the new release provides a better user experience, there are bound to be issues. Please let us know if you run into anything.

If you encounter any issues with the PowerShell Extension in Visual Studio Code or have feature requests, the best place to get support is through our GitHub repository.

Sydney Smith PowerShell Team


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