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August 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm #78160ParticipantPoints: 0Rank: Member
Hello, I have been making basic scripts with Powershell for a while and have just started messing with a Powershell profile script. One thing I wanted was a teal-ish background, so I set the console's background to "DarkCyan".
$Host.UI.RawUI.BackgroundColor = "DarkCyan" Clear-Host
Problem is this is the same color that Intellisense will change any string (any input wrapped in single or double quotes) to by default, making it invisible as I type.
Note: Output colors are fine, I just want to change the foreground color for inputs (interactive console).
In ISE, I can go to Tools > Options and in the "Colors and Fonts" tab under Console Pane > Console Tokens > String, I can edit the color. This method only affects the ISE console and NOT* the actual shell console. Is there a way to do this (preferably via script)?
I have checked the following for methods\properties that might work, but haven't found anything:
$Host $Host.UI $Host.UI.RawUI $Host.PrivateData [console]::
Likewise, I have gone the GUI route within a shell console Right-click the top of window > Properties, but I can't find anything about Intellisense or strings.
I have searched this forum and the web in general, but haven't found anything regarding to what I am specifically looking for.
August 28, 2017 at 3:31 pm #78162KeymasterPoints: 1,811Rank: Community Hero
The IntelliSense function is provided by the PSReadLine module; you should manage your color settings there (as in https://superuser.com/questions/676140/how-to-set-colors-in-psreadline-in-powershell), rather than changing the colors in the console app itself. The console doesn't "know" that PSReadLine is running, so it can't mitigate any color problems.
August 28, 2017 at 4:49 pm #78183ParticipantPoints: 1Rank: Member
Correct me if I'm wrong, but PSReadLine requires PS 5+, right?
August 28, 2017 at 5:47 pm #78189ParticipantPoints: 0Rank: Member
Thanks, Don. That is exactly what I was looking for.
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