PowerGUI vs. PowerShell ISE

Boy, have I become dependent on PowerGUI for PowerShell scripting.  I’ve recently been compelled to use the ISE that comes with Windows, and the differences manifest directly in reduced productivity.  Here are some issues encountered with ISE:

– No concurrent separately threaded sessions
– No object explorer pane
– no split pane
– weak top icon actions
– No auto-shading of matching braces
– adds carriage return to console window for each step in debugging
– No way to directly see $error output
– Weak Auto-indenting
– No way to just “Pause” execution
– Can’t add tabs into code
– Shortcuts don’t work, like shift-ctrl-C for commenting code
– poor coloring of breakpoint highlighting
– Icons don’t work for stop/start debugging

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