Script Editors

I see a lot of people asking about script editors for vbScript and Powershell.

If you want free then I would suggest the following:

 Notepad Plus is a good replacement for Notepad.

Here are the features of Notepad++ :

Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding

    Supported languages :
        C C++ Java C# XML HTML
        PHP CSS makefile ASCII art (.nfo) doxygen ini file
        batch file Javascript ASP VB/VBS SQL Objective-C
        RC resource file Pascal Perl Python Lua TeX
        TCL Assembler Ruby Lisp Scheme Properties
        Diff Smalltalk Postscript VHDL Ada Caml
        AutoIt KiXtart Matlab Verilog Haskell InnoSetup
        CMake YAML
    User Defined Syntax Highlighting 
    Regular Expression Search/Replace supported 
    Full Drag ‘N’ Drop supported 
    Dynamic position of Views 
    File Status Auto-detection 
    Zoom in and zoom out 
    Multi-Language environment supported 
    Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting 
    Macro recording and playback 

Or you could go with Sapiens PrimalPad:

 SAPIEN Technologies has released a new FREE (for personal use) portable editor called PrimalPad.
With PrimalPad you can edit PowerShell, VBScript, JScript and HTML files.
The editor also support multi-tabbed environment, line numbers and color coding.
The editor is a single EXE file, no need to install anything, just double click it and start editing your scripts.
PrimalPad is available as x32 and x64 versions and can be downloaded HERE (registration needed).

If you are only working in Powershell then:

 the Power Gui from is a good choice and it’s free:

 For a few dollars more;

Try EditPlus

I like it because it lets me work in columns and it will find and replace tabs and line feeds.
It supports the basic scripting languages, but last I looked it did not directly support Powershell.
1-user license:   US  $35

One just for vbScript is vbsEdit;

This does amazing things in vbScript, including showing you all the functions and methods
available when you open up a com object. I really like this feature when I am scripting Excel.
VbsEdit  Single-user license for $49.00


Of course if you want the very best and are willing to pay for it then you must buy Primal Script.

Price: $299.00
I won’t go into details, but if scripting is you job, then this is the one for you.

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