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Last Update:

10 Feb 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Nick Asseloos


dotnetversiondetector admin

dotnetversiondetector (Install)

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21.1.0 | Updated: 10 Feb 2022



Downloads of v 21.1.0:



Software Author(s):

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dotnetversiondetector (Install) 21.1.0

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install dotnetversiondetector (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade dotnetversiondetector (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall dotnetversiondetector (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

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 dotnetversiondetector -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 dotnetversiondetector -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 dotnetversiondetector
    name: dotnetversiondetector
    version: '21.1.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'dotnetversiondetector' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '21.1.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller dotnetversiondetector
    Name     = "dotnetversiondetector"
    Version  = "21.1.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'dotnetversiondetector':
  ensure   => '21.1.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 11 Feb 2022.


Detects and displays all .NET versions installed on the current machine. Can export to a file.
Utility itself does not use .NET so that it will work regardless of whether .NET is installed or what versions are installed.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'dotnetversiondetector' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE_MSI_OR_MSU' #only one of these: exe, msi, msu
  url           = "$toolsDir\"
  url64bit      = "$toolsDir\"
  #file         = "$toolsDir\"

  softwareName  = 'dotnetversiondetector*' #part or all of the Display Name as you see it in Programs and Features. It should be enough to be unique
  checksum      = '09D7D443A7D5869A4B6F8610BDE3E0A84A82159F9F7927FF10A33290D61904C2'
  checksumType  = 'sha256' #default is md5, can also be sha1, sha256 or sha512
  checksum64    = '09D7D443A7D5869A4B6F8610BDE3E0A84A82159F9F7927FF10A33290D61904C2'
  checksumType64= 'sha256' #default is checksumType

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs #

Move-Item $toolsdir\dotnet.exe $toolsdir\dotnetversions.exe -Force

Write-Output ""
Write-Output "**********************************************************************************************************"
Write-Output "*  INSTRUCTIONS: At a shell prompt, type 'dotnetversions' to start the dot net version detector utility          *"
Write-Output "**********************************************************************************************************"
Write-Output ""
From: <insert applicable license url here>

The only hint at a license is the statement on the product home page to send an email to request redistribution rights.

The authors response to this request is below.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ASoft Info <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 12:01 PM
Subject: RE: Permission to Redistribute Or...
To: darwin*******.com

Hi Darwin,

Sure, I grant you permission to distribute it however it fits you best.

Thank you for informing me; too bad that the names clash now.
I will see if I find another solution because this will clash with people/companies that distribute/call it from their applications/frameworks.
I will have a look at the new CLI to see how it is now.

Thank you & best regards,
md5: DC8584A6FB46816C26AD774E00BC7E49 | sha1: F700317255ACE35AB45BDBEFDB5D3D1F2CC911DE | sha256: 09D7D443A7D5869A4B6F8610BDE3E0A84A82159F9F7927FF10A33290D61904C2 | sha512: C64F3A14401E490B3FCC7D837BA36C1EC1E23C8741976EF31D8161F55906F815C17019CFDA3A913720674F95C6BEB521363DBB3B7C70FE6457A56C8EE28A05CA

Note: Include this file if including binaries you have the right to distribute.
Otherwise delete. this file.


Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The appropriate checksum for the package has been encoded in the normal checksum fields in chocolateyinstall.ps1.

This means that the package will display "hashes match" even though the source installer is embedded.

To verify, execute "Get-FileHash -algorithm sha1" and compare the output value to that in chocolateyinstall.ps1

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
dotnetversiondetector (Install) 20.1.0 315 Thursday, April 29, 2021 Approved
dotnetversiondetector (Install) 17.1.2 1575 Monday, August 14, 2017 Approved
dotnetversiondetector (Install) 470 Thursday, March 23, 2017 Approved
dotnetversiondetector (Install) 16.3.2 424 Monday, February 20, 2017 Approved
DotNET Version Detector 15.0 612 Saturday, January 2, 2016 Approved

Packaging Version
- renames exe from default of dotnet.exe to dotnetversions.exe to avoid clashes with dotnet CLI.
Supports up through .NET 4.6.2

This package has no dependencies.

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