PowerShell Language Support for Visual Studio Code
This extension provides rich PowerShell language support for Visual Studio Code (VS Code). Now you can write and debug PowerShell scripts using the excellent IDE-like interface that Visual Studio Code provides.
This extension is powered by the PowerShell language server,
PowerShell Editor Services.
This leverages the
Language Server Protocol
Also included in this extension is the PowerShell ISE theme for Visual Studio Code. It is not activated by default, but after installing this extension either click "Set Color Theme" or use the theme picker and select "PowerShell ISE" for a fun and familiar experience.
The extension should work anywhere VS Code itself and PowerShell Core 7 or higher is supported. For Windows PowerShell, only version 5.1 is supported. Please note that PowerShell Core 6 is end-of-life and so not supported. Our test matrix includes the following:
Read the installation instructions to get more details on how to use the extension on these platforms.
Read the troubleshooting guide for answers to common questions.
Installing the Extension
You can install the official release of the PowerShell extension by following the steps in the Visual Studio Code documentation. In the Extensions pane, search for "PowerShell" extension and install it there. You will get notified automatically about any future extension updates!
If you're on Windows 7 or greater with the PowerShellGet module installed, you can easily install both Visual Studio Code and the PowerShell extension by running the following command:
You will need to accept the prompts that appear if this is your first time running
Alternatively you can download and execute the script directly from the web
without the use of
If you experience any problems with the PowerShell Extension, see the troubleshooting docs for information on diagnosing and reporting issues.
For any security issues, please see here.
There are some example scripts in the extension's
This folder can be found at the following path:
To open/view the extension's examples in Visual Studio Code, run the following from your PowerShell session:
Contributing to the Code
Check out the development documentation for more details on how to contribute to this extension!