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Downloading and Installing the PowerShellPlus

Unfortunately, Microsoft does not provide a script editor for WPS yet. However, a few third-party editors support WPS (see Chapter 9, "PowerShell Tools"). Throughout this book, we use PowerShellPlus Editor, which is free for noncommercial use.

A previous editor called PowerShell IDE from the same author was free even for commercial use. However, PowerShell IDE never made it to a final release and was discontinued.

The PowerShellPlus Editor is part of PowerShellPlus. PowerShellPlus consists of the editor and a console that provides IntelliSense while using the PowerShell interactively.

PowerShellPlus does not need any setup. It is a true .NET application with XCopy deployment. You just unpack the ZIP file to the directory of your choice and start the PowerShellPlus.exe that is part of the package.

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