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Last Update:

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Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Chris Oldwood



DDE Command

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1.6 | Updated: 05 Jun 2017



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Software Author(s):

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Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install DDE Command, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade DDE Command, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall DDE Command, 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 ddecmd -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 ddecmd -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 ddecmd installed
    name: ddecmd
    state: present
    version: 1.6
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'ddecmd' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.6'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: ddecmd,
    Version: 1.6,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ddecmd
   Name     = 'ddecmd'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.6'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ddecmd':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.6',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install ddecmd version="1.6" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 18 Jun 2017.


This utility allows you to send various DDE messages to a DDE server, such as a request, advise, poke or execute.

md5: 4FD709D04144A807D05AB66970D4B5C8 | sha1: 72D4657BD2F1985AD805046DF4ED9EB36E4F9E87 | sha256: BA11DE7B16B9439312C18FBC438131E7A31AAB96AE9F0897DD766C38EBAF5627 | sha512: 3AC395F3090FCE5BB80214184D56D2C1E5963EDA0FB3C5E5BC2201718FB01BC5C802FD93B1CD310BCF1134A098348789956EAEC717EC78D316C38367F22ABAE1
See: Wheaton's Law.
21/04/2017: v1.6

- Added support to the listen command for generating dummy advises (#4).
- Changed the listen command to only accept CF_TEXT links (#4).
- Enhanced the listen command output to show the symbolic clipboard name.
- Fixed bug where advise didn't terminate when the server conversation was closed (#3).
- Added a 'fetch' command to request a value using an advise followed by a request.

19/03/2015: v1.5.1

- Removed the --format switch from "execute" due to a possible bug in Windows/DDEML with CF_TEXT commands (#1).
- Fixed handling of OnWildConnect() when listening and no topic specified.

25/07/2013: v1.5

- Fixed a bug where the app was sluggish responding to advise loop updates.
- Added --timeout switch to override the transaction reply wait time.
- Added a 'listen' command so it can act as a DDE server for testing.
- Fixed a bug where the exit code was wrong for an invalid command line.
- Added --output-format switch to allow the display to be customized.
- Items can now be specified in DDE link format "SERVICE|TOPIC!ITEM" instead.
- Changed the --help switch to --manual to be more consistent with other tools.

06/01/2009: v1.0

- Unicode text handling supported on XTYP_REQUEST and XTYP_ADVSTART.

Chris Oldwood 
21st April 2017
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community in
verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The software in this package has been downloaded from the following location:

It can be verified by performing the following:

1. Download the original binary from:
2. Generate the checksum using one of the following methods:
  - Using the PowerShell function: 'Get-FileHash DDECmd.exe'
  - Using the chocolatey utility: 'checksum -t sha256 DDECmd.exe'

3. The checksums should match the following:

  type    : sha256
  checksum: BA11DE7B16B9439312C18FBC438131E7A31AAB96AE9F0897DD766C38EBAF5627

The file 'LICENSE.txt' was obtained from the source code repository at:

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
DDE Command 1.5.1 324 Friday, February 10, 2017 Approved

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