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Notepad++ Settings Installation

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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 10/30/2014.

Allows Notepad++ settings to be installed from a provided URL.

To use, you will need to call Chocolatey like so:

choco install notepadplusplus.settings -params 'url='

I recommend using the -Force flag for subsequent settings updates.

Because Notepad++ has several configuration files, the URL must specify a folder. The package installation will then attempt to download all of the following files:
* config.xml
* contextMenu.xml
* functionList.xml
* langs.xml
* shortcuts.xml
* stylers.xml
* <your theme>.xml

To get your theme copied, you must drop your current theme file into the directory as well.

To install Notepad++ Settings Installation, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install notepadplusplus.settings

To upgrade Notepad++ Settings Installation, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade notepadplusplus.settings


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = "Notepadplusplus.Settings"
    	$params = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters -split ';' | ConvertFrom-StringData
    	$url = $params.url;
    	$programFiles = if (${env:ProgramFiles(x86)} -ne $null) { ${env:ProgramFiles(x86)} } else { $env:ProgramFiles }
    	if ($url)
    		Write-Host "Downloading from URL $url"
    		Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName "$env:appdata\Notepad++\config.xml" "$url/config.xml"
    		Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName "$env:appdata\Notepad++\contextMenu.xml" "$url/contextMenu.xml"
    		Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName "$env:appdata\Notepad++\functionList.xml" "$url/functionList.xml"
    		Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName "$env:appdata\Notepad++\langs.xml" "$url/langs.xml"
    		Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName "$env:appdata\Notepad++\shortcuts.xml" "$url/shortcuts.xml"
    		Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName "$env:appdata\Notepad++\stylers.xml" "$url/stylers.xml"
    		# Find the theme file
    		$themeNode = Select-Xml -Path "$env:appdata\notepad++\config.xml" -XPath "//GUIConfig[@name='stylerTheme']"
    		$themePath = $themeNode.node.path
    		$themeFile = Split-Path $themePath -Leaf
    		Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName "$programFiles\Notepad++\themes\$themeFile" "$url/$themeFile"
    		throw "No URL specified. Try calling choco install Notepadplusplus.Settings -params 'url='"
    	Write-ChocolateySuccess "$packageName"
    	Write-ChocolateyFailure "$packageName" "$($_.Exception.Message)"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Jason Capriotti


Release Notes - Had a bug due to a rogue space, cleaning up error messaging. - Fixing issue with incorrect Program Files path on 32-bit systems.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Notepad++ Settings Installation 315 Monday, October 27, 2014 approved
Notepad++ Settings Installation 299 Wednesday, October 15, 2014  
Notepad++ Settings Installation 294 Sunday, October 5, 2014  

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