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Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone | Updated: 11/24/2012



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Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone

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To install Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone, 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 visualstudioexpress2012windowsphone -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 visualstudioexpress2012windowsphone -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 visualstudioexpress2012windowsphone installed
    name: visualstudioexpress2012windowsphone
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'visualstudioexpress2012windowsphone' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: visualstudioexpress2012windowsphone,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller visualstudioexpress2012windowsphone
   Name     = 'visualstudioexpress2012windowsphone'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'visualstudioexpress2012windowsphone':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install visualstudioexpress2012windowsphone version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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Use with your existing Visual Studio
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