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Downloads of v 1.0.8:


Last Update:

18 Feb 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Balsamiq Studios


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Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop

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1.0.8 | Updated: 18 Feb 2015



Downloads of v 1.0.8:


Software Author(s):

  • Balsamiq Studios

Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop 1.0.8

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade balsamiqmockups.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 balsamiqmockups.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install balsamiqmockups.install
    name: balsamiqmockups.install
    version: '1.0.8'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'balsamiqmockups.install' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.0.8'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller balsamiqmockups.install
    Name     = "balsamiqmockups.install"
    Version  = "1.0.8"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'balsamiqmockups.install':
  ensure   => '1.0.8',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator purity on 19 Feb 2015.


Balsamiq is a wireframing and mock up tool with a high focus on usability. Quickly come up with mock ups and easily share them with your clients.

Because Balsamiq is commercial software, this package will install Balsamiq as a fully-functional trial. If you have a license key you can activate the software after install.

For questions about this package, please leave a comment on the package page at, or create an issue on Github at

try {
	# Create variable for program files directory
	# ===========================================
	# Borrowed from BoxStarter.Azure
	if(${env:ProgramFiles(x86)} -ne $null) {
		$programFiles86 = ${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}
	} else {
		$programFiles86 = $env:ProgramFiles

	# Instructions for silent installation:
	$installPath = Join-Path $programFiles86 "Balsamiq Mockups"

	# Download and extract ZIP file
	$tempDir = [System.IO.Path]::GetTempFileName().Replace(".", "")
	$zipUrl = ""
	Write-Host "Downloading zip file..."
	Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "balsamiqmockups" $zipUrl $tempDir

	# Move child folder into target folder
	Write-Host "Moving application files..."
	$sourcePath = Join-Path $tempDir 'MockupsForDesktop'	
	$elevatedMoveFiles = "`
	robocopy '$sourcePath' '$installPath' /MIR
	return 0;"
	Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $elevatedMoveFiles -validExitCodes @(0, 1, 2, 3) #robocopy uses non-standard exit codes

	# Add file type registration
	Write-Host "Adding file type registration..."
	$balsamiqExe = Join-Path $installPath "Balsamiq Mockups.exe"
	$elevatedSetFileAssociation = "`
    if( -not (Test-Path -path HKCR:) ) {New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider registry -Root Hkey_Classes_Root};`
    if(!(test-path -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\.bmml')) { new-item -Path 'HKCR:\.bmml' };`
    Set-ItemProperty -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\.bmml' -Name '(Default)'  -Value 'com.balsamiq.mockupfile';`
    Set-ItemProperty -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\.bmml' -Name 'Content Type'  -Value 'application/xml';`
    if(!(test-path -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\.bmml\OpenWithProgIds')) { new-item -Path 'HKCR:\.bmml\OpenWithProgIds' };`
    Set-ItemProperty -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\.bmml\OpenWithProgIds' -Name 'com.balsamiq.mockupfile' -Value '';`
    if(!(test-path -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile')) { new-item -Path 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile' };`
    Set-ItemProperty -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile' -Name '(Default)' -Value 'Balsamiq Mockups Markup Language';`
    if(!(test-path -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile\DefaultIcon')) { new-item -Path 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile\DefaultIcon' };`
    Set-ItemProperty -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile\DefaultIcon' -Name '(Default)' -Value '\""$balsamiqExe\"",-105';`
    if(!(test-path -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile\shell')) { new-item -Path 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile\shell' };`
    if(!(test-path -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile\shell\open')) { new-item -Path 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile\shell\open' };`
    if(!(test-path -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile\shell\open\command')) { new-item -Path 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile\shell\open\command' };`
    Set-ItemProperty -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile\shell\open\command' -Name '(Default)' -Value '\""$balsamiqExe\"" \""%1\""';`
    return 0;"
	Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $elevatedSetFileAssociation

	# Create desktop shortcut
	Install-ChocolateyDesktopLink $balsamiqExe

	Write-ChocolateySuccess "balsamiqmockups.install"
} catch {
    Write-ChocolateyFailure "balsamiqmockups.install" $($_.Exception.Message)
try {
	# Instructions for silent installation:
	$installPath = Join-Path ${env:ProgramFiles(x86)} "Balsamiq Mockups"

	# Delete desktop shortcut
	$currentUser = (Get-WMIObject -class Win32_ComputerSystem | select username).username
	if ($currentUser -match "\\") {
		$currentUser = $currentUser.Substring($currentUser.IndexOf("\") + 1)
	$usersDir = Split-Path $env:USERPROFILE -Parent
	$currentUserDir = Join-Path $usersDir $currentUser
	$currentUserDesktopDir = Join-Path $currentUserDir "Desktop"
	$desktopLinkPath = Join-Path $currentUserDesktopDir "Balsamiq Mockups.lnk"
	if (Test-Path $desktopLinkPath) {
		Write-Host "Deleting Desktop shortcut..."
		$elevatedRemoveShortcut = "`
		Remove-Item '$desktopLinkPath' -Force;`
		return 0;"
		Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $elevatedRemoveShortcut

	# Remove file type registration
	Write-Host "Removing file type registration..."
	$elevatedRemoveFileAssociation = "`
    if( -not (Test-Path -path HKCR:) ) {New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider registry -Root Hkey_Classes_Root};`
    if(test-path -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\.bmml') { remove-item -Path 'HKCR:\.bmml' -Recurse };`
    if(test-path -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile') { remove-item -Path 'HKCR:\com.balsamiq.mockupfile' -Recurse };`
    return 0;"
	Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $elevatedRemoveFileAssociation

	# Delete application files
	if (Test-Path $installPath) {
		Write-Host "Deleting application files..."
		$elevatedRemoveFiles = "`
		Remove-Item '$installPath' -Force -Recurse;`
		return 0;"
		Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $elevatedRemoveFiles

	Write-ChocolateySuccess "balsamiqmockups.install"
} catch {
    Write-ChocolateyFailure "balsamiqmockups.install" $($_.Exception.Message)

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop 1.0.7 914 Monday, October 6, 2014 Unknown
Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop 1.0.6 495 Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Unknown
Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop 1.0.5 649 Monday, May 19, 2014 Unknown
Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop 1.0.4 467 Monday, May 19, 2014 Unknown
Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop 1.0.3 507 Monday, May 19, 2014 Unknown

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