Host differences

Host differences Host differences

  • VS Code isn’t the same as ConsoleHost or ISE

    Some features may not work the same. For example, the ISE doesn’t support Write-Progress.

  • Don’t use $Host.Version when you want $PSVersionTable.PSVersion

    Notice the version of the Host in the PowerShell Extension terminal of VS Code.

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    PS> "$($Host.Name) version = $($Host.Version)"; "PowerShell version = $($PSVersionTable.PSVersion)"
    Visual Studio Code Host version = 2023.9.1
    PowerShell version = 7.3.6
  • The $Host variable can’t be replaced, so you can’t use it your scripts except to get Host information.