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Microsoft Expression Web


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This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 10/15/2018.

Microsoft Expression Web is a full-featured professional tool for designing, developing, and publishing compelling, feature-rich sites that conform to web standards. Web designers, web developers, and visual design professionals can use Expression Web to create and produce sites.

Expression Web supports ASP.NET, PHP, Microsoft Silverlight, Deep Zoom Composer images, AJAX, and Silverlight video. You can import Adobe Photoshop files easily and publish your sites quickly and securely with multiple files transfer streams and secure FTP.

The multiple preview modes in Expression Web speed up your site development. Use the Snapshot Preview to see actual browser views of pages using any browser installed on your computer, right in Expression Web. Use SuperPreview to compare your pages in multiple browsers simultaneously. You can even overlay pages from two different browsers to troubleshoot layout and positioning errors.


This package installs the English version by default. Use a package parameter option for a different language if desired:

  • German: --params '"/Lang:de"'
  • Spanish: --params '"/Lang:es"'
  • French: --params '"/Lang:fr"'
  • Italian: --params '"/Lang:it"'
  • Japanese: --params '"/Lang:ja"'
  • Korean: --params '"/Lang:ko"'
  • Simp. Chinese: --params '"/Lang:zhs"'
  • Trad. Chinese: --params '"/Lang:zht"'

To install Microsoft Expression Web, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install expressionweb

To upgrade Microsoft Expression Web, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade expressionweb


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    switch ($pp['Lang']) {
       'de' { 
          $URL = ''
          $Checksum = '886c7f72b17ac0de598335679020b1d0040501ac4e7d2721d8d59a1ce8628b9c' }
       'es' { 
          $URL = ''
          $Checksum = '93ee45a1a57a4715fc4801d7629817be5d0f1b878690535ef23eaad6c3034944' }
       'fr' { 
          $URL = ''
          $Checksum = '8043ecbcc5ad7076fd03c0218897ba8c7259c3d18e58c99c65b930ff3c7597cb' }
       'it' { 
          $URL = ''
          $Checksum = 'cda91e749c1c490a15cb61ee71e248238adaa112852bf64ab2ffd4123926b843' }
       'ja' { 
          $URL = ''
          $Checksum = 'c058823e1eb55bf266c247c0fd2a6e6886ee2d9967b1280c96deb27a77421074' }
       'ko' { 
          $URL = ''
          $Checksum = '3c19e0b9cf4d2754ee8bc97d5f6712778de8d5f2f89b6807ad9317a7151e2c90' }
       'zhs' { 
          $URL = ''
          $Checksum = '56d184a012a71fca0cd15ce2d15f62864543f26ab91dd1d9aa9e51f968c54a39' }
       'zht' { 
          $URL = ''
          $Checksum = '9249c204a84d3d28df2dd0a6ef7707bf726172bbf2cca3d1c6abff3c83bb43b2' }
       default { 
          $URL = ''
          $Checksum = 'edd13893bcff2267b3f9bb257208b8d20325db958a995abbfe5fb1fedd864194' }
    $packageArgs = @{
       PackageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
       FileType      = 'exe'
       Url           = $URL
       Checksum      = $Checksum
       ChecksumType  = 'sha256'
       SilentArgs    = "-q -l*v:`"$($env:TEMP)\$($env:ChocolateyPackageName).Install.log`""
       ValidExitCodes= @(0,3010,-2146233087,2359302)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "Microsoft Expression Web*" | 
                      Where-Object {$_.UninstallString -match "msiexec"}
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
       $UninstallArgs = @{
          Statements      = ($key[0].UninstallString -replace '.*msiexec.exe (.*)','$1') + ' /qn'
          ExeToRun        = "$($env:SystemRoot)\System32\msiexec.exe"
          validExitCodes = @(0)
       Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin @UninstallArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
       Throw "Multiple installs found.  Could not safely uninstall Expression Web!"
    } else {
       Write-Host "Expression Web not found.  It may have been uninstalled through other actions."
  • tools\LICENSE.txt Show
    From: Microsoft Expression Web installer window
    These license terms are an agreement between Microsoft Corporation (or 
    based on where you live, one of its affiliates) and you. Please read 
    them. They apply to the software named above, which includes the media 
    on which you received it, if any. The terms also apply to any Microsoft
      * updates,
      * supplements,
      * Internet-based services, and
      * support services
    for this software, unless other terms accompany those items. If so, 
    those terms apply.
    By using the software, you accept these terms. If you do not accept 
    them, do not use the software.
    As described below, using some features also operates as your consent 
    to the transmission of certain standard computer information for 
    Internet-based services.
    If you comply with these license terms, you have the rights below.
    1. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. You may install and use any number of 
      copies of the software on your devices to design, develop and test 
      your programs.
    2. THIRD PARTY PROGRAMS AND NOTICES.  The software includes third party 
      code.  The third party code included in the software is licensed to 
      you by Microsoft under this license agreement, rather than licensed 
      to you by any third party under some other license terms.  Notices, 
      if any, for this third party code are included with the software and 
      may also be found in the ThirdPartyNotices.txt file.
    3. INTERNET-BASED SERVICES. Microsoft provides Internet-based services 
      with the software. It may change or cancel them at any time.
      a.  Consent for Internet-Based Services. The software feature described 
        below connects to Microsoft or service provider computer systems over 
        the Internet. In some cases, you will not receive a separate notice 
        when they connect. You may switch off this feature or not use it. 
        For more information about this feature, see the software documentation. 
        By using this feature, you consent to the transmission of this 
        information. Microsoft does not use the information to identify or 
        contact you.
        i.  Computer Information. The following feature uses Internet 
          protocols, which send to the appropriate systems computer 
          information, such as your Internet protocol address, the type of 
          operating system, browser and name and version of the software 
          you are using, and the language code of the device where you 
          installed the software. Microsoft uses this information to make 
          the Internet-based service available to you.
          SuperPreview Online Service.  The Expression Web software contains 
          an online service feature that allows you to use certain browsers 
          to preview existing web pages;  to view your newly created webpages; 
          or, view webpages  on your local intranet.  When the SuperPreview 
          client application starts it will always attempt to contact the 
          SuperPreview online service through a process called “Discovery”.  
          If the SuperPreview client is signed up with the online service, 
          discovery will return both the list of available remote browsers 
          with icons and a list of disabled browser versions that are known 
          to not work with SuperPreview.  Discovery will return results 
          depending on the configuration of the SuperPreview client.  Once 
          discovery returns information to the SuperPreview client, the 
          user-interface of the SuperPreview client may be updated if changes 
          occurred.  A modal dialog will appear, notifying you of what 
          changes took place; whether a browser was added, removed, or 
          updated.   For web pages on your local machine, and for sites 
          identified as being part of an intranet, the SuperPreview client 
          creates a zip package of the web page you are attempting to 
          preview, including all assets associated with that page (CSS files, 
          images, JavaScript code, etc).  The SuperPreview client then 
          transmits this package to the online service.  The online service 
          then extracts the package to temporary space and previews the page 
          with the remote browsers selected by the SuperPreview client.  
          After previewing is complete the package is deleted from the 
          temporary space.  The online service will then return to the 
          SuperPreview client an image render and positioning data as 
          described above. 
        ii.  Use of Information. We may use the computer information, and 
          search suggestion information, to improve our software and services. 
          We may also share it with others, such as hardware and software 
          vendors. They may use the information to improve how their products 
          run with Microsoft software.
    4. SCOPE OF LICENSE. The software is licensed, not sold. This agreement 
      only gives you some rights to use the software. Microsoft reserves all 
      other rights. Unless applicable law gives you more rights despite this 
      limitation, you may use the software only as expressly permitted in 
      this agreement. In doing so, you must comply with any technical 
      limitations in the software that only allow you to use it in certain 
      ways. You may not
        * work around any technical limitations in the software;
        * reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, except 
          and only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, 
          despite this limitation;
        * make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement 
          or allowed by applicable law, despite this limitation;
        * publish the software for others to copy;
        * rent, lease or lend the software;
        * transfer the software or this agreement to any third party; or
        * use the software for commercial software hosting services.
    5. DOCUMENTATION. Any person that has valid access to your computer or 
      internal network may copy and use the documentation for your internal, 
      reference purposes.
    6. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. The software is subject to United States export 
      laws and regulations. You must comply with all domestic and 
      international export laws and regulations that apply to the software. 
      These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users and end 
      use. For additional information, see
    7. SUPPORT SERVICES. Because this software is “as is,” we may not 
      provide support services for it.
    8. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This agreement, and the terms for supplements, 
      updates, Internet-based services and support services that you use, 
      are the entire agreement for the software and support services.
      a.  United States. If you acquired the software in the United States, 
        Washington state law governs the interpretation of this agreement 
        and applies to claims for breach of it, regardless of conflict of 
        laws principles. The laws of the state where you live govern all 
        other claims, including claims under state consumer protection laws, 
        unfair competition laws, and in tort.
      b.  Outside the United States. If you acquired the software in any 
        other country, the laws of that country apply.
    10. LEGAL EFFECT. This agreement describes certain legal rights. You may 
      have other rights under the laws of your country. You may also have 
      rights with respect to the party from whom you acquired the software. 
      This agreement does not change your rights under the laws of your 
      country if the laws of your country do not permit it to do so.
    11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. The software is licensed “as-is.” You bear 
      the risk of using it. Microsoft gives no express warranties, guarantees 
      or conditions. You may have additional consumer rights under your 
      local laws which this agreement cannot change. To the extent permitted 
      under your local laws, Microsoft excludes the implied warranties of 
      merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
      from Microsoft and its suppliers only direct damages up to U.S. $5.00. 
      You cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost 
      profits, special, indirect or incidental damages.
      This limitation applies to
        * anything related to the software, services, content (including 
          code) on third party Internet sites, or third party programs; and
        * claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or 
          condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the 
          extent permitted by applicable law.
      It also applies even if Microsoft knew or should have known about the 
      possibility of the damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not 
      apply to you because your country may not allow the exclusion or 
      limitation of incidental, consequential or other damages.

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  • Microsoft Corporation


Copyright © 2012 Microsoft Corporation


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