ISE V3 - Need to be able to Comment a series of lines in a block of code. - by MaxTrinidad

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ID 711231 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 12/3/2011 8:13:52 AM
Access Restriction Public


I can't comment a block of code.

Just a suggestion that may help all newbies in using PowerShell ISE V3 to be able to highlight a block of code (this code be a function with 50 lines) to be commented out. This could be added in the ribbon menu and available when doing a right-click to the highlighted code.

PS... in the question "How often does this happen?", there's no option for not available.
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Posted by Dominik Trojnar on 6/25/2015 at 1:45 AM
I would not treat Microsoft's comment as a resolution - it comments every line with "#" and what would be nice is to have <# #> block comment.
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Posted by Free game 3 on 8/13/2014 at 2:05 PM
It worked.
Posted by sba on 7/24/2014 at 8:05 AM
The Alt+Shift+Up/Down, # trick indeed works (where is it documented?) but there's no easy-and-fast "uncomment" equivalent AFAIK
Posted by Microsoft on 5/1/2014 at 8:40 PM
We added this in v3. Try this:
Put cursor on Column 1 in a script
Press Alt + Shift + Up/Down Arrow Keys to block select lines to comment
Press # to add comment
Posted by deadlydog on 6/20/2013 at 10:11 AM
I agree that this should be provided out of the box. In the meantime I show how you can get this functionality within a couple minutes by using the add-on I made on my blog at
Posted by Joel 'Jaykul' Bennett on 1/25/2012 at 6:39 PM
Don't forget to UNCOMMENT a block too.