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Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension

0.0.2

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 9/3/2018.

chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension provides helper functions to be used in Chocolatey install/uninstall scripts by package creators/maintainers.

These didn't fit into the concept scope of my other extensions so I started this miscellaneous collection and will add to it as "needed."

HELPERS:

  • Start-CheckandStop - Checks for and stops a process if running. Creates variables to easily restart the process after a package upgrade. Useful for installers that fail if the program is running, i.e. KeePass, uTorrent, etc. or for stopping programs that automatically run after install, i.e. Skype, SuMo, Ellp, etc. as well as for programs that will stop running during an upgrade and then not return to a running state post upgrade, i.e. Plex Media Server, etc.
  • Start-WaitandStop - starts a background process to stop a (foreground) process - quits after 5 minutes or after the process gets stopped. Useful to stop additional pop-up programs during installation.
  • Start-WaitandStopActual - (do not directly use) called by Start-WaitandStop to make Start-WaitandStop simple to use.
  • Read comments in the scripts for help implementing.

USAGE:

  • Start-CheckandStop "ProcessName"
  • Start-WaitandStop "ProcessName"

PACKAGE NOTES


Click here to Patreon-ize the package maintainer.


To install Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension --version 0.0.2

To upgrade Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension --version 0.0.2

Files

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  • extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers.psm1 Show
    # chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
    
    $scriptRoot = Split-Path -Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    
    $publicFunctions = @(
        'Show-ToastMessage',
        'Show-Patreon',
    	'Show-PayPal',
        'Start-CheckandStop',
    	'Start-WaitandStop',
    	'Start-WaitandStopActual'
    )
     
    Get-ChildItem -Path "$scriptRoot\*.ps1" | ForEach-Object { . $_ }
    Export-ModuleMember -Function $publicFunctions
  • extensions\Show-Patreon.ps1 Show
    # chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
    # Show-Patreon.ps1 - Displays a message and link to your Patreon account.
    # If you define $global:packageMaintainer in your chocolateyinstall.ps1, 
    # i.e. $global:packageMaintainer = 'BCURRAN3' it will use that too.
    # Recommended to run this right before Install-ChocolateyPackage - that's when you MIGHT have a moment of the user's attention.
    # Oh yeah! You can Patreon-ize me at https://www.patreon.com/bcurran3 :)
    
    function Show-Patreon($PatreonURL){
    # 08-24-2018
    # This function has been disallowed by the Chocolatey team. Donation requests can be on package pages but not in packages. :( Hey fellow maintainers, I tried!
    # Its existence is for backward compatibility, actual function NULLIFIED.
    return
    
    Write-Host "-- While you're waiting for your package to install, consider becoming a patron of" -foreground cyan
    if ($packageMaintainer) {
        Write-Host "-- $packageMaintainer, the maintainer of this $env:packageName package, at $PatreonURL" -foreground cyan
       } else {
        Write-Host "-- the maintainer of this $env:packageName package at $PatreonURL" -foreground cyan
       }
    }
  • extensions\Show-PayPal.ps1 Show
    # chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
    # Show-PayPal.ps1 - Displays a message and link to your PayPal account, i.e. www.paypal.me/account
    # If you define $global:packageMaintainer in your chocolateyinstall.ps1, 
    # i.e. $global:packageMaintainer = 'BCURRAN3' it will use that too.
    # Recommended to run this right before Install-ChocolateyPackage - that's when you MIGHT have a moment of the user's attention.
    # Oh yeah! You can donate to me at https://www.paypal.me/bcurran3donations :)
    
    function Show-PayPal($PayPalURL){
    # 08-24-2018
    # This function has been disallowed by the Chocolatey team. Donation requests can be on package pages but not in packages. :( Hey fellow maintainers, I tried!
    # Its existence is for backward compatibility, actual function NULLIFIED.
    return
    
    Write-Host "-- While you're waiting for your package to install, consider donating to" -foreground cyan
    if ($packageMaintainer) {
        Write-Host "-- $packageMaintainer, the maintainer of this $env:packageName package, at $PayPalURL" -foreground cyan
       } else {
        Write-Host "-- the maintainer of this $env:packageName package at $PayPalURL" -foreground cyan
       }
    }
  • extensions\Show-ToastMessage.ps1 Show
    # chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
    # Show-ToastMessage.ps1 - Sends a Windows toast message.
    # Uses BurntToast (https://github.com/Windos/BurntToast) if installed. NOTE: v0.5.0+ no longer works on Windows 8.
    # Otherwise uses the code I blatantly stole from https://gist.github.com/Windos/9aa6a684ac583e0d38a8fa68196bc2dc
    # Example of use: Show-ToastMessage "$packageName installed." "Version $env:packageVersion."
    # Not guaranteed to work on Windows versions other than Windows 10 and Server 2016. 
    # Should do nothing on other versions; i.e. tested on Windows Server 2012 R2 - no messages, no errors.
    
    function Show-ToastMessage($MessageLine1, $MessageLine2){
    # 08-31-2018
    # This function has been disallowed by the Chocolatey team as "pop ups" need to be 100% opt-in.
    # Its existence is for backward compatibility, actual function NULLIFIED.
    # I argued that by having BurntToast installed, users WANT the toast messages. The Chocolatey Team still disagreed. :(
    # This might return in a different form in the future.
    return
    
    if (!(Test-Path "$ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers\choco.ico")){
         [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('System.Drawing')  | Out-Null
         [System.Drawing.Icon]::ExtractAssociatedIcon("$env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe").ToBitmap().Save("$env:ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers\choco.ico")
    }
    
    if (Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name BurntToast -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue){
         New-BurntToastNotification -Text "Chocolatey ($env:packageName)", "$MessageLine1", "$MessageLine2" -AppLogo "$env:ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers\choco.ico" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
       } else {
         $app = '{1AC14E77-02E7-4E5D-B744-2EB1AE5198B7}\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe'
         [Windows.UI.Notifications.ToastNotificationManager, Windows.UI.Notifications, ContentType = WindowsRuntime] | Out-Null
         $Template = [Windows.UI.Notifications.ToastTemplateType]::ToastImageAndText01
         #Gets the Template XML so we can manipulate the values
         [xml]$ToastTemplate = ([Windows.UI.Notifications.ToastNotificationManager]::GetTemplateContent($Template).GetXml())
         [xml]$ToastTemplate = @"
    <toast launch="app-defined-string">
      <visual>
        <binding template="ToastGeneric">
          <text>Chocolatey ($env:packageName)</text>	
          <text>$MessageLine1</text>
          <text>$MessageLine2</text>
    	  <branding>logo</branding>
    	  <image placement="appLogoOverride" src="$env:ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers\choco.ico"/>
        </binding>
      </visual>
    </toast>
    "@
         $ToastXml = New-Object -TypeName Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlDocument
         $ToastXml.LoadXml($ToastTemplate.OuterXml)
         $notify = [Windows.UI.Notifications.ToastNotificationManager]::CreateToastNotifier($app) 
         $notify.Show($ToastXml)
        }
    }
    
  • extensions\Start-CheckandStop.ps1 Show
    # chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
    # Start-WaitandStop.ps1 - Checks for and stops $ProcessName if running.
    # $ProcessWasRunning can be checked later in scripts to re-run $ProcessName if it was running before stopped.
    # $ProcessFullPath is the full path and executable of the stopped process.
    # i.e. to re-run the process after an upgrade use: if ($ProcessWasRunning -eq "True") {&"$ProcessFullPath"}
    
    function Start-CheckandStop($ProcessName){
    $global:ProcessWasRunning="False"
    
    if((Get-Process "$ProcessName" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
        Write-Host "$ProcessName currently NOT running." -foreground green
      }else{ 
        Write-Host "Stopping $ProcessName process..." -foreground yellow
    	$global:ProcessWasRunning = "True"
    	$global:ProcessFullPath = (Get-Process "$ProcessName").path
        Stop-Process -ProcessName "$ProcessName" -Force	
      }
    }
    
  • extensions\Start-WaitandStop.ps1 Show
    # chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
    # Runs a background job to kill $ProcessName within 5 minutes
    # You would typically run this before Install-ChocolateyPackage
    
    function Start-WaitandStop($ProcessName){
    $env:ProcessName = $ProcessName
    
    Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope Process -ExecutionPolicy Bypass
    Start-Job -InitializationScript {Import-Module -Name "$env:ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers\Start-WaitandStopActual.ps1"} -ScriptBlock {Start-WaitandStopActual} | Out-Null
    Start-Sleep 10
    Remove-Item Env:\ProcessName
    }
    
  • extensions\Start-WaitandStopActual.ps1 Show
    # chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
    # Start-WaitandStopActual.ps1 - Stops process $ProcessName anywhere up to 5 minutes after being called.
    # This function is called by Start-WaitandStop.ps1 and should not be used directly.
    
    function Start-WaitandStopActual{
    $ProcessName = $env:ProcessName
    
    $LoopMePlease=1
    Do {
        Start-Sleep 5
        if((Get-Process "$ProcessName" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
          } else { 
            Stop-Process -ProcessName "$ProcessName" -Force
    		break
           }	
        $LoopMePlease++
       }
    Until ($LoopMePlease -gt 60)
    }
    
    
      
      

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Dependencies

This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Bill Curran

Copyright

public domain

Tags

Release Notes

CHANGE LOG:

  • 0.0.2 - Show-Patreon, Show-PayPal, and Show-ToastMessage added but later disapproved by the Chocolatey team and thus nullified. :(
  • 0.0.1 - initial release

DO NOT USE:

The functions below were added to v0.0.2 but were later nullified; included for backward compatibility with pre-release versions in the wild. Any questions, look at the comments in the files.


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension 0.0.3 11918 Tuesday, December 4, 2018 approved
Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension 0.0.2 14188 Saturday, September 1, 2018 approved
Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension 0.0.1 8517 Thursday, June 21, 2018 approved

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