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08 May 2017

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Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft


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PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio 2015

3.0.539 | Updated: 08 May 2017



Downloads of v 3.0.539:



Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio 2015 3.0.539

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Requires Visual Studio 2015

To install PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio 2015, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio 2015, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio 2015, 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 visualstudio2015-powershelltools -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 visualstudio2015-powershelltools -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 visualstudio2015-powershelltools installed
    name: visualstudio2015-powershelltools
    state: present
    version: 3.0.539
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'visualstudio2015-powershelltools' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.0.539'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: visualstudio2015-powershelltools,
    Version: 3.0.539,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller visualstudio2015-powershelltools
   Name     = 'visualstudio2015-powershelltools'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.0.539'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'visualstudio2015-powershelltools':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.0.539',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install visualstudio2015-powershelltools version="3.0.539" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 15 May 2017.


PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio – PowerShell editing and debugging in Visual Studio.


  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • PowerShell v3 or later


PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio brings the richness of the Visual Studio development experience together with the power of PowerShell. Using this extension you can:

  • Edit, run and debug PowerShell scripts locally and remotely using the Visual Studio debugger
  • Create projects for PowerShell scripts and modules
  • Leverage Visual Studio’s locals, watch, call stack for your scripts and modules
  • Use the PowerShell interactive REPL window to execute PowerShell scripts and command right from Visual Studio
  • Automated Testing support using Pester


An improved editing experience offers syntax highlighting, IntelliSense and code folding. You can quickly navigate your scripts with a function selection drop down.
A rich debugging experience allows you to execute and single step through local and remote scripts. With support for breakpoints, the locals window and the call stack window you can easily find and fix bugs in your scripts.
Support for running utilizing features such as DSC, Workflows and 64-bit modules (e.g. Sharepoint).
The PowerShell Interactive Window provides instant execution with IntelliSense and remote session support.
A project system is available to organize scripts and easily integrate with source control systems. It also offers a mechanism to provide module information for use in MSBuild scripts.
Test adapter support for discovering and running Pester tests.

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName   = 'visualstudio2015-powershelltools'
  VsVersion     = 14
  VsixUrl       = ''
  Checksum      = 'D340BE9AC8C726C3050B631EFDB8830ABE60BD89D7652D5874E8E780407C04A1'
  ChecksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage @packageArgs

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PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio Release Notes


3.0.539: Initial package release for software version 3.0.539.

This package has no dependencies.

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