PowerShell ISE Alternative for Mac

The PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) is the development environment for PowerShell on the Windows operating system. It is a GUI-based tool that is used for writing, testing, and debugging PowerShell scripts with syntax highlighting, auto-completion, and debugging tools.

If you are using PowerShell on a Mac, it's worth noting that PowerShell ISE is not available for it, only PowerShell Core is available, which is a cross-platform version of PowerShell.

Note: Microsoft has deprecated PowerShell ISE, and it will not receive any new features or updates. Microsoft recommends using Visual Studio Code with the PowerShell extension or the PowerShell Integrated Console, which is available in PowerShell 7 and later.

So, as an alternative to ISE, you should make use of Visual Studio Code IDE (VSCode)

Visual Studio Code offers many features that are similar to PowerShell ISE, including syntax highlighting, auto-completion, and debugging.

Extension Details:

Name: PowerShell
Id: ms-vscode.PowerShell
Description: Develop PowerShell modules, commands and scripts in Visual Studio Code!
Version: 2023.3.3
Publisher: Microsoft
VS Marketplace Link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-vscode.PowerShell
PowerShell Extension VSCode Mac

You can use the PowerShell Integrated Console if using PowerShell 7 and later.

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