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DDE Command


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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 6/18/2017.

This utility allows you to send various DDE messages to a DDE server, such as a request, advise, poke or execute.

To install DDE Command, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install ddecmd

To upgrade DDE Command, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade ddecmd


  • bin\DDECmd.exe Show
    md5: 4FD709D04144A807D05AB66970D4B5C8 | sha1: 72D4657BD2F1985AD805046DF4ED9EB36E4F9E87 | sha256: BA11DE7B16B9439312C18FBC438131E7A31AAB96AE9F0897DD766C38EBAF5627 | sha512: 3AC395F3090FCE5BB80214184D56D2C1E5963EDA0FB3C5E5BC2201718FB01BC5C802FD93B1CD310BCF1134A098348789956EAEC717EC78D316C38367F22ABAE1
  • bin\DDECmd.html
  • bin\LICENSE.txt Show
    See: Wheaton's Law.
  • bin\RelNotes.txt Show
    21/04/2017: v1.6
    - Added support to the listen command for generating dummy advises (#4).
    - Changed the listen command to only accept CF_TEXT links (#4).
    - Enhanced the listen command output to show the symbolic clipboard name.
    - Fixed bug where advise didn't terminate when the server conversation was closed (#3).
    - Added a 'fetch' command to request a value using an advise followed by a request.
    19/03/2015: v1.5.1
    - Removed the --format switch from "execute" due to a possible bug in Windows/DDEML with CF_TEXT commands (#1).
    - Fixed handling of OnWildConnect() when listening and no topic specified.
    25/07/2013: v1.5
    - Fixed a bug where the app was sluggish responding to advise loop updates.
    - Added --timeout switch to override the transaction reply wait time.
    - Added a 'listen' command so it can act as a DDE server for testing.
    - Fixed a bug where the exit code was wrong for an invalid command line.
    - Added --output-format switch to allow the display to be customized.
    - Items can now be specified in DDE link format "SERVICE|TOPIC!ITEM" instead.
    - Changed the --help switch to --manual to be more consistent with other tools.
    06/01/2009: v1.0
    - Unicode text handling supported on XTYP_REQUEST and XTYP_ADVSTART.
    - Handles XTYP_REQUEST, XTYP_ADVSTART, XTYP_POKE and XTYP_EXECUTE transaction types.
    Chris Oldwood 
    21st April 2017
  • bin\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community in
    verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
    The software in this package has been downloaded from the following location:
    It can be verified by performing the following:
    1. Download the original binary from:
    2. Generate the checksum using one of the following methods:
      - Using the PowerShell function: 'Get-FileHash DDECmd.exe'
      - Using the chocolatey utility: 'checksum -t sha256 DDECmd.exe'
    3. The checksums should match the following:
      type    : sha256
      checksum: BA11DE7B16B9439312C18FBC438131E7A31AAB96AE9F0897DD766C38EBAF5627
    The file 'LICENSE.txt' was obtained from the source code repository at:

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Chris Oldwood


Chris Oldwood 2017


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
DDE Command 1.5.1 130 Friday, February 10, 2017 approved

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