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Can I use Visual Studio 2008 as an IDE for Powershell scripts?

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I'm somewhat new to both Visual Studio and Powershell. Can I use Visual Studio 2008 Standard as an IDE to help me write Powershell scripts? Is there a way to have VS help with type-ahead, syntax checking, etc?
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ddanonimity, that looks like it is for someone who has figured out how to write Powershell scripts inside of Visual Studio. I'm not there yet.

When I try a new Project for File inside of Visual Studio 2008 Standard, I don't see an option for Powershell. Is there an addin or something I need to install? I realize I could just make a text file and name it appropriately, but I want the Visual Studio IDE to aid me as I'm writing Powershell scripts.
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If your looking for an IDE that will aid you, try using PowerShell 2 CTP 3. Tab completion works for commands and parameters. Sure, you don't get descriptions of what they are as you're tab completeing, but I find it pretty good.
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