Saturday 22 December 2018

VS Code for PowerShell: IntelliSense Code Highlighting Not Working?

This is what VS Code looks like on _all_ machines used in the shop and elsewhere but one:


Note the great colour coding going on. That's IntelliSense working its magic to render the code in colour!

The errant machine looks like this:


Note the distinct lack of colour coding going on. :(

We removed and re-installed VS Code, the Extensions, and anything else we could with no change.

After an ask on a PowerShell list a suggestion was made to check the VS Code theme.

Sure enough, on the problematic one:


VS CODE: Dark (Visual Studio) Colour Theme

While on a functioning setup:


VS CODE: Dark+ (default dark)

For whatever reason, the latter colour theme seems to break things.

Now that we have that figured out, we can move on to coding! :D

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year's to everyone!

Hat Tip: Shawn Melton MVP

Philip Elder
Microsoft High Availability MVP
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