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We often get asked about the differences between PrimalScript and PowerShell Studio, and how they compare to our competitors. We hope this chart will answer some of your questions!

 

PowerShell Studio

PrimalScript

VS Code

ISE

 Development        
 PowerShell Syntax highlighting CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK
 PowerShell Intellisense CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK
 Windows Form Designer CHECK X X X
 Windows Form Templates CHECK X X X
 Windows PowerShell Console CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK
 PowerShell 7 Console CHECK CHECK CHECK X
PowerShell Function Builder CHECK CHECK X X
Multiple console simultaneously CHECK CHECK X X
Support for 32 and 64-bit simultaneously CHECK CHECK X X
Support elevated script execution CHECK CHECK X X
Support version control CHECK CHECK CHECK X
Support for additional scripting languages X CHECK CHECK X
Undo between sessions X CHECK X X
Complete sessions rollback per file X CHECK X X
Comment/Uncomment/Region option CHECK CHECK CHECK X
PowerShell Module/Cmdlet Browser CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK
Integrated PowerShell Help CHECK CHECK X X
Snippet Browser CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK
Code/Functions Browser CHECK CHECK CHECK X
COM Objects Browser CHECK CHECK X X
Database Browser CHECK CHECK X X
WMI/CIM Browser CHECK CHECK X X
.Net Object Broser CHECK CHECK X X
File Browser CHECK CHECK CHECK X
 Debugging        
Local PowerShell Debugging CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK
Debugger support for Windows PowerShell and PowerShell 7 CHECK CHECK X X
Remote PowerShell Debugging CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK
Script Profiler (CPU & Memory usage) CHECK CHECK X X
Script Profiler (Function coverage) X CHECK X X
 Testing        

PowerShell Profile Management

CHECK CHECK X X
PSScriptAnalyzer Integration CHECK CHECK CHECK X
Pester Integration CHECK CHECK X X
File Comparison Tool CHECK CHECK X X
Windows Sandbox support X CHECK X X
Automatic PowerShell Runspace Reset CHECK CHECK X X
 Publishing        
Script Packager CHECK CHECK X X
Packaging for Windows PowerShell and PowerShell 7 CHECK CHECK X X
MSI Builder CHECK CHECK X X
Automatic Script Signing CHECK CHECK X X
Script Explorer CHECK CHECK X X

This table can also be found on PowerShell Studio's product page and PrimalScript's product page.

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