PowerShell Pro Tools is included with PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio. You can install it through Visual Studio or download it from the Marketplace.
For offline installation instructions, click here.
Visual Studio Code
The Visual Studio Code extension is available on the Visual Studio Marketplace and can be installed from within Visual Studio Code. Search for PowerShell Pro Tools when searching in VSC.
Visual Studio Code Offline Install
You can install a Visual Studio Code extension by downloading the VSIX file from the Marketplace and then clicking Install from VSIX within the extension pane in Visual Studio Code.
The PowerShell Module is available on the PowerShell Gallery.
Previous versions of the Visual Studio extension can be found on our downloads page.
You can select from previous versions of the Visual Studio Code extension in the extension pane. Click the Gear icon next to PowerShell Pro Tools and select Install Another Version...
You can install a previous version of the PowerShell Module by using the
-RequiredVersion parameter of
Install-Module -Name PowerShellProTools -RequiredVersion 5.7.0
By default, PowerShell Pro Tools installs and allows for a limited set of features. If you would like to trial PowerShell Pro Tools without these limitations, you can request a trial key.
Visit the purchasing page and follow the instructions to purchase a license. A license will be emailed to you within ten minutes of purchase.
You can install your license file in Visual Studio by click Help and then About PowerShell Pro Tools Licensing. This will open a dialog that will allow you to install your license. Click the Install License button and select your license file.
When the PowerShell Pro Tools extension activates, it will ask for a license key. You can click Install License to install the license key.
PowerShell Pro Tools: Install License Key command to install your license.
In Visual Studio Code, press
Ctrl+Shift+P to activate the command palette. Once the palette is shown, you can start to search for the command listed above. Select it and press enter. Paste the entire contents of the license key file into the input box shown.
You can use the
Install-PoshProToolsLicense cmdlet to install your license.
Install-PoshProToolsLicense -Path C:\license.txt
You can manually install your license by placing a
license.lic file in your
%AppData%\PowerShell Pro Tools directory. The directory may not exist. Place the full XML of the license file you received in this file.
PSScriptPad licenses can be installed using the above methods. PSScriptPad also supports loading license files that reside next to the PSScriptPad.exe file. Create a file called
license.lic and place it in the same directory as PSScriptPad. The license will be loaded from this location, if present.