Best Practice: It is recommended to avoid to use Notepad as a script editor.
I saw many times people working with scripts using Notepad/Notepad++ and then running the script in a PowerShell console.
You should not do that as they are basic and poor editor, features are very limited and not appropriated.
With Notepad you cannot have:
- Syntax highlighting (to detect syntax errors faster)
- Collapse all (Control + M : to go in a specific part of your script faster)
- Clean indentation (to have a cleaner and uniform code)
- Run selection (F8: run a specific block or lines in your script)
- Set breakpoints (F9: temporarily suspend execution of your script at a specific point)
- Layout windows (Control + F1, F2 or F3 and full screen)
- Number of lines displayed
Instead of that, I recommended to use: