In a previous tip we showed a script that would find all variable names in all scripts open in PowerShell ISE.

Here is an adaption that adds a new command called "List Variables" to the Add-ons menu inside the PowerShell ISE:

$code = { 
  $psise.CurrentPowerShellTab.Files |
  ForEach-Object {
        $errors = $null
        [System.Management.Automation.PSParser]::Tokenize($_.Editor.Text, [ref]$errors) |
        Where-Object { $_.Type -eq 'Variable'} |
        Select-Object -Property Content |
        Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name Script -Value $_.DisplayName -PassThru 
      } |
      Sort-Object -Property Content, Script -Unique |
      Out-GridView -Title 'Variables in use' -PassThru
$psise.CurrentPowerShellTab.AddOnsMenu.Submenus.Add('List Variables', $code, 'ALT+V')

Once you ran this code, you can press ALT+V to open a grid view window with all currently used variables inside all open scripts.

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