ISE Script Organisation

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    by k7842 at 2013-01-10 13:02:47

    Hi All,

    First post! Yay!

    I hope you guys can help me! I've been tearing my hair out over this one...

    I want a way to organise my sections of code within the ISE console so that I can minimise and maximise areas of script even where you would not normally need brackets etc.

    Let me give you an example to better explain:

    I have currently:

    Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2010

    # Adds The Microsoft Exchange Management Snap-In

    Write-Host "Hello. I need stuff to write here..." # Splash Screen
    Write-Host "Press any key to continue..."
    $null = $host.UI.RawUI.ReadKey("NoEcho,IncludeKeyUp,AllowCtrlC") # Press Any Key To Continue...

    # Splash Screen Completed

    # Etc...

    I would like it to appear as:

    {...} # Adds The Microsoft Exchange Management Snap-In

    {...} # Splash Screen Completed

    # Etc...

    When I do this by adding the brackets to give that lovely organised "+" sign on the left of the ISE, it breaks the script and doesn't run correctly.


    Thank you in advance!


    by ArtB0514 at 2013-01-10 13:32:52

    There is a solution to this issue, but you need to be using at least Quest's PowerGUI or PowerShell 3.0 ISE (other third parties probably support this, but I don't know for sure).

    #region >>Any optional descriptive text< <
    # your script elements go here
    #endregion >>Can repeat descritive text here, too, if you want< <

    When collapsed (m in PS3), you will see this in the ISE, preceeded with a + sign:
    #region >>Any optional descriptive text< <...

    by nohandle at 2013-01-11 03:18:59

    As ArtB0514 said it works in both PowerGUI and PowershellISE 3.0. There is one but: The ISE accepts it only in the lowercase form #region. Not #Region or anything else. The PGUI does not care.

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