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dotnetversiondetector (Install)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 5/24/2019.

Detects and displays all .NET versions installed on the current machine. Can export to a file.
Utility itself does not use .NET so that it will work regardless of whether .NET is installed or what versions are installed.

To install dotnetversiondetector (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install dotnetversiondetector

To upgrade dotnetversiondetector (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade dotnetversiondetector


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName= 'dotnetversiondetector' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'EXE_MSI_OR_MSU' #only one of these: exe, msi, msu
      url           = "$toolsDir\"
      url64bit      = "$toolsDir\"
      #file         = "$toolsDir\"
      softwareName  = 'dotnetversiondetector*' #part or all of the Display Name as you see it in Programs and Features. It should be enough to be unique
      checksum      = 'B76345AE3B4AC1401E55149E5BE3CD81D0DAA8A2DD3E2F2318226A49E21C390A'
      checksumType  = 'sha256' #default is md5, can also be sha1, sha256 or sha512
      checksum64    = 'B76345AE3B4AC1401E55149E5BE3CD81D0DAA8A2DD3E2F2318226A49E21C390A'
      checksumType64= 'sha256' #default is checksumType
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs #
    Move-Item $toolsdir\dotnet.exe $toolsdir\dotnetversions.exe -Force
    Write-Output ""
    Write-Output "**********************************************************************************************************"
    Write-Output "*  INSTRUCTIONS: At a shell prompt, type 'dotnetversions' to start the dot net version detector utility          *"
    Write-Output "**********************************************************************************************************"
    Write-Output ""
  • tools\LICENSE.txt Show
    From: <insert applicable license url here>
    The only hint at a license is the statement on the product home page to send an email to request redistribution rights.
    The authors response to this request is below.
    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: ASoft Info <[email protected]>
    Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 12:01 PM
    Subject: RE: Permission to Redistribute Or...
    To: darwin*******.com
    Hi Darwin,
    Sure, I grant you permission to distribute it however it fits you best.
    Thank you for informing me; too bad that the names clash now.
    I will see if I find another solution because this will clash with people/companies that distribute/call it from their applications/frameworks.
    I will have a look at the new CLI to see how it is now.
    Thank you & best regards,
  • tools\ Show
    md5: 0D1257A83CD6689BAC91C33794CA6F9B | sha1: 4BEC2ED3C7E2F0558323DA8372487F77F8789AFC | sha256: B76345AE3B4AC1401E55149E5BE3CD81D0DAA8A2DD3E2F2318226A49E21C390A | sha512: 503B53CE0C1027CC36B906144C973CE31C76546DB48A281D1DB69899ED9A9378767FDE73AC8EE11C6C65CD216A024C40E99D8E4FB75AEC562A7C4BFC057A81E5
  • tools\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    Note: Include this file if including binaries you have the right to distribute.
    Otherwise delete. this file.
    Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
    in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
    The appropriate checksum for the package has been encoded in the normal checksum fields in chocolateyinstall.ps1.
    This means that the package will display "hashes match" even though the source installer is embedded.
    To verify, execute "Get-FileHash -algorithm sha1" and compare the output value to that in chocolateyinstall.ps1

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Nick Asseloos




Release Notes

Packaging Version
- renames exe from default of dotnet.exe to dotnetversions.exe to avoid clashes with dotnet CLI.
Supports up through .NET 4.6.2

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
dotnetversiondetector (Install) 302 Thursday, March 23, 2017 approved
dotnetversiondetector (Install) 16.3.2 265 Monday, February 20, 2017 approved
DotNET Version Detector 15.0 465 Saturday, January 2, 2016 approved

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