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Microsoft Visio Viewer 2016


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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 9/9/2017.

By using Microsoft Visio 2016 Viewer, Visio users can freely distribute Visio drawings (files with a .vsdx, .vsdm, .vsd, .vdx, .vdw, .vstx, .vstm, .vst, or .vtx extension) to team members, partners, customers, or others, even if the recipients do not have Visio installed on their computers. Internet Explorer also allows for printing, although this is limited to the portion of the drawing displayed.

Viewing Visio drawings is as simple as double-clicking the drawing file in Windows Explorer. Internet Explorer will open, and Visio Viewer will render the drawing in the browser window. You can then pan and zoom in the drawing window by using toolbar buttons, keyboard shortcuts, or menu items in the shortcut menu. Also, you can see properties on any shape by opening the Properties dialog box and then selecting a shape. Some rendering and display settings are available in the Display tab of the Properties dialog box. Additionally, you can set drawing-layer visibility and colors in the Layers tab, and comment visibility and colors in the Comments tab.


  • Visio Viewer is implemented as an ActiveX control that loads and renders Visio drawings inside Internet Explorer.

To install Microsoft Visio Viewer 2016, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install visioviewer2016

To upgrade Microsoft Visio Viewer 2016, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade visioviewer2016


  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $product32 = "{95160000-0052-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}"
    $product64 = "{95160000-0052-0409-1000-0000000FF1CE}"
    $product = @{32=$product32;64=$product64}[(Get-ProcessorBits)]
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage `
        -PackageName 'visioviewer2016' `
        -FileType 'MSI' `
        -Silent "$product /QN"
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    Install-ChocolateyPackage `
        -PackageName 'visioviewer2016' `
        -FileType 'EXE' `
        -Silent '/quiet /passive /norestart' `
        -Url '' `
        -Checksum '754469E65FF1AF029195D2245550882EDCBC4004C9BE800FF87E97AE1020EEB9' `
        -ChecksumType 'SHA256' `
        -Url64 '' `
        -Checksum64 'B8FF91C1D37284EF4EC8380045A48E915CFE75536C700D5A8BBE229F1F1FAFA1' `
        -ChecksumType64 'SHA256' `

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