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09 Dec 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • The Code::Blocks Team


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This is not the latest version of Code::Blocks available. | Updated: 09 Dec 2016



Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • The Code::Blocks Team


This is not the latest version of Code::Blocks available.

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To install Code::Blocks, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Code::Blocks, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Code::Blocks, 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 codeblocks -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 codeblocks -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 codeblocks installed
    name: codeblocks
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

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

See docs at

    Name: codeblocks,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install codeblocks version="" 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 17 Dec 2017.


CodeBlocks is a free C++ IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable.
Finally, an IDE with all the features you need, having a consistent look, feel and operation across platforms.
Built around a plugin framework, Code
Blocks can be extended with plugins. Any kind of functionality can be added by installing/coding a plugin.
For instance, compiling and debugging functionality is already provided by plugins!



  • Open Source!, GPLv3, no hidden cost
  • Cross-platform, Runs on Linux, Mac, Windows (uses wxWidgets).
  • Written in C++. No interpreted languages or propertietary libs needed.
  • Extensible through plugins


  • Muliple compiler support:
    • GCC (MingW / GNU GCC) (Included)
    • MSVC++
    • clang
    • Digital Mars
    • Borland C++ 5.5
    • Open Watcom
    • ...and more
  • Very fast custom build system (no makefiles needed)
  • Support for parallel builds (utilizing your CPU's extra cores)
  • Multi-target projects
  • Workspaces to combine multiple projects
  • Inter-project dependencies inside workspace
  • Imports MSVC projects and workspaces (NOTE: assembly code not supported yet)
  • Imports Dev-C++ projects


  • Interfaces GNU GDB
  • Also supports MS CDB (not fully featured)
  • Full breakpoints support:
    • Code breakpoints
    • Data breakpoints (read, write and read/write)
    • Break point conditions (break only when an expression is true)
    • User-defined watches (support fro watching user-defined types through scripting)
    • Call stack
    • Disassembly
    • Custom memory dump
    • Switch between threads
    • View CPU registers


  • Syntax highlighting, customizable and extensible
  • Code folding for C, C++, Fortran, XML and many more files.
  • Tabbed interface
  • Code completion
  • Class Browser
  • Smart indent
  • One-key swap between .h and .c/.cpp files
  • Open files list for quick switching between files (optional)
  • External customizable "Tools"
  • To-do list management with different users

And many more features provided through plugins!


This package downloads the installer with the included GCC compiler.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'codeblocks'
  fileType       = 'exe'
  softwareName   = 'CodeBlocks'
  file           = "$toolsDir\codeblocks-16.01mingw-setup.exe"

  silentArgs     = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

# Lets remove the installer as there is no more need for it
Remove-Item -Force $packageArgs.file

$installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageArgs.softwareName
if ($installLocation) {
  Write-Host "$($packageArgs.packageName) installed to '$installLocation'"
  Register-Application "$installLocation\codeblocks.exe"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'codeblocks'

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName 'CodeBlocks'

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % {
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName = $packageName
      fileType    = 'EXE'
      silentArgs  = '/S'
      validExitCodes= @(0)
      file          = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    Wait-Process -Name "Au_" # This is added to prevent race condition with auto uninstaller

    $appPathKey = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\"
    if (Test-Path "$appPathKey\codeblocks.exe") { Remove-Item "$appPathKey\codeblocks.exe" -Force }
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}
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1. Go to <>
   to download the installer
2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the checksum
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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Code::Blocks 17.12 53937 Sunday, December 31, 2017 Approved
Code::Blocks 20676 Friday, December 9, 2016 Approved
Code::Blocks 1467 Thursday, December 1, 2016 Approved
Code::Blocks 496 Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Approved
Code::Blocks 3204 Friday, November 11, 2016 Approved
Code::Blocks 16.01 1751 Sunday, January 31, 2016 Approved
Code::Blocks 13.12 1799 Saturday, December 28, 2013 Unknown
Code::Blocks 12.11 470 Sunday, May 26, 2013 Unknown
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