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Last Update:

26 Mar 2020

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Software Author(s):

  • Chocolatey


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Chocolatey GUI

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0.17.0 | Updated: 26 Mar 2020



Downloads of v 0.17.0:


Software Author(s):

  • Chocolatey

Chocolatey GUI 0.17.0

This is not the latest version of Chocolatey GUI available.

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Requires .NET 4.5.2 which needs a reboot after install.

To install Chocolatey GUI, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Chocolatey GUI, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Chocolatey GUI, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade chocolateygui -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade chocolateygui -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure chocolateygui installed
    name: chocolateygui
    state: present
    version: 0.17.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'chocolateygui' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.17.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: chocolateygui,
    Version: 0.17.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller chocolateygui
   Name     = 'chocolateygui'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.17.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'chocolateygui':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.17.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install chocolateygui version="0.17.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 26 Mar 2020.


Chocolatey GUI is a delicious GUI on top of the Chocolatey command line tool.


  • View all installed and available packages
  • Upgrade installed, but outdated packages
  • Install and uninstall packages
  • See detailed package information

Package Parameters

  • /ShowConsoleOutput - Enables/disables whether or not Chocolatey GUI shows output from the commands being executed when a job is running
  • /DefaultToTileViewForLocalSource - Enables/disables whether or not Chocolatey GUI defauls to tile instead of list view for the local source view
  • /DefaultToTileViewForRemoteSource - Enables/disables whether or not Chocolatey GUI defauls to tile instead of list view for all remote source views
  • /UseDelayedSearch - Enables/disables whether or not Chocolatey GUI uses a live search, which returns results after a short delay without clicking the search button
  • /ExcludeInstalledPackages - Enables/disables whether or not Chocolatey GUI shows packages that are already installed when viewing sources
  • /ShowAggregatedSourceView - Enables/disables whether or not Chocolatey GUI shows an additional source combining all sources into one location
  • /OutdatedPackagesCacheDurationInMinutes - The length of time, in minutes, which Chocolatey GUI will wait before invalidating the cached result of outdated packages for the machine

As an example, the following installation command could be used to enable ShowConsoleOutput to ensure UseDelayedSearch is disabled, and set the output cache to 120 minutes:

`choco install chocolateygui --params="'/ShowConsoleOutput=$true /UseDelayedSearch=$false /OutdatedPackagesCacheDurationInMinutes=120'"

md5: 1715D2A2CA09984135B0BBE31B744C59 | sha1: E6399C4F73CEA4B382B923EC33516D965EB09556 | sha256: 67A9979B2154D60F1B50BB4019BDC62F73C38683242FDA8D8975F8FA19C28EC2 | sha512: 3C8C3B43B3341BB118841AB6CF380D05673F402964E192319D6D92D4F4547D78154E7A158F793D2F09C265323E89F7742A9F975007EC2E55746DE6B0A0532688
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$fileLocation = Join-Path $toolsDir 'ChocolateyGUI.msi'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'Chocolatey GUI'
  file          = $fileLocation
  fileType      = 'msi'
  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$env:TEMP\$env:ChocolateyPackageName.$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion.log`""
  validExitCodes= @(0,1641,3010)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

Remove-Item -Force $packageArgs.file

$installDirectory = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageArgs.softwareName

if ($installDirectory) {
  Install-BinFile -Name "chocolateygui" -Path "$installDirectory\ChocolateyGui.exe" -UseStart
  Install-BinFile -Name "chocolateyguicli" -Path "$installDirectory\ChocolateyGuiCli.exe"

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

function Set-FeatureState {
    [string] $FeatureName,

    [bool] $EnableFeature

  if ($EnableFeature) {
    Write-Output "Enabling $FeatureName..."
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements "feature enable --name=$FeatureName" -ExeToRun "chocolateyguicli"
  } else {
    Write-Output "Disabling $FeatureName..."
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements "feature disable --name=$FeatureName" -ExeToRun "chocolateyguicli"

# Features
if($pp.ContainsKey("ShowConsoleOutput")) {
  Set-FeatureState "ShowConsoleOutput" ($pp.ShowConsoleOutput -eq $true)

if($pp.ContainsKey("DefaultToTileViewForLocalSource")) {
  Set-FeatureState "DefaultToTileViewForLocalSource" ($pp.DefaultToTileViewForLocalSource -eq $true)

if($pp.ContainsKey("DefaultToTileViewForRemoteSource")) {
  Set-FeatureState "DefaultToTileViewForRemoteSource" ($pp.DefaultToTileViewForRemoteSource -eq $true)

if($pp.ContainsKey("UseDelayedSearch")) {
  Set-FeatureState "UseDelayedSearch" ($pp.DefaultToTileViewForRemoteSource -eq $true)

if($pp.ContainsKey("ExcludeInstalledPackages")) {
  Set-FeatureState "ExcludeInstalledPackages" ($pp.ExcludeInstalledPackages -eq $true)

if($pp.ContainsKey("ShowAggregatedSourceView")) {
  Set-FeatureState "ShowAggregatedSourceView" ($pp.ShowAggregatedSourceView -eq $true)

if($pp.ContainsKey("OutdatedPackagesCacheDurationInMinutes")) {
  Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements "config set --name=OutdatedPackagesCacheDurationInMinutes --value=$($pp.OutdatedPackagesCacheDurationInMinutes)" -ExeToRun "chocolateyguicli"
Uninstall-BinFile -Name "chocolateygui"
Uninstall-BinFile -Name "chocolateyguicli"
Chocolatey GUI is from Chocolatey Software, and we maintain the package.

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Chocolatey GUI 0.17.1 34813 Thursday, June 11, 2020 Approved
Chocolatey GUI 0.17.0 58603 Thursday, March 26, 2020 Approved
Chocolatey GUI 0.16.0 373455 Thursday, February 15, 2018 Approved
Chocolatey GUI 0.15.0 70438 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Approved
ChocolateyGUI 0.13.2 116241 Monday, December 14, 2015 Approved
ChocolateyGUI 0.13.1 34219 Sunday, March 29, 2015 Approved
ChocolateyGUI 0.13.0 1949 Thursday, March 26, 2015 Approved
ChocolateyGUI 0.12.4 3879 Thursday, March 12, 2015 Approved
ChocolateyGUI 0.12.3 3030 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Approved

All release notes for Chocolatey GUI can be found on the GitHub site -

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