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Downloads of v


Last Update:

27 Aug 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Anthony Mastrean


dtk autohotkey

DTK Sneak

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Anthony Mastrean


dtk autohotkey

DTK Sneak

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install DTK Sneak, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade DTK Sneak, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall DTK Sneak, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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 dtksneak -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 dtksneak -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 dtksneak
    name: dtksneak
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'dtksneak' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller dtksneak
    Name     = "dtksneak"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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The DTK Barcode Reader SDK loves to pop up a licensing dialog when running in debug. It's annoying to babysit that dialog. This app, when running, watches for the dialog and automatically clicks the Close button.

$tools   = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$content = Join-Path (Split-Path $tools) 'content'
$exe     = Join-Path $content 'dtksneak.exe'

. $tools\shortcut.ps1

Get-ChocolateyWebFile `
  -PackageName  'dtksneak' `
  -Url          'https://github.com/AnthonyMastrean/autohotkey/releases/download/20150826/dtksneak.exe' `
  -Checksum     '0a22c21ba7caf5347587ed168a598a1e' `
  -FileFullPath $exe

Install-Shortcut `
  -Link          'DTK Sneak' `
  -Target        $exe `
  -SpecialFolder 'CommonStartup' `
$tools = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

. $tools\shortcut.ps1

Uninstall-Shortcut `
  -Link          'DTK Sneak' `
  -SpecialFolder 'CommonStartup'

  Install-Shortcut creates a new shortcut to a file or program.


  Install-Shortcut wraps the COM Object, Wscript.Shell, and its arguments to create
  a shortcut to a file or program. It requires some very specific input, please
  review the notes on each parameter.


  The shortcut to create.

  The underlying COM Object requires an absolute path. This function will
  attempt to properly expand that path, especially if you provide a
  SpecialFolder as a root directory.

  The underlying COM Object also requires that the link's path/name end in
  either .lnk or .url. This function will attempt to add that file extension if
  it is not provided.

  The underlying COM Object will fail silently in many cases, especially due to
  improperly formatted link paths. This function will test the existence of the
  expected link using this parameter and fail if it is not found.


  The target of the shortcut.

  This path must exist. This function will attempt to expand the path to its
  absolute value.

  .PARAMETER SpecialFolder

  The Windows special folder to contain this shortcut.

  If you want to create a shortcut at one of the system managed paths, such as
  the Desktop or the Start Menu, you should use the special tokens provided.
  The most commonly used are

    * CommonDesktop
    * CommonStartup
    * CommonPrograms

  If you provide a special folder, the Link parameter may contain a simple
  "name" and not a file path.

  The full list of special folders can be found here:



  The icon of the shortcut.

  This can take several forms and, due to this, is not validated carefully. You
  can provide an absolute file path (this is your responsibility), like


  Or, you can provide an absolute file path and an index into the resources of
  that program, like

    "C:\Windows\notepad.exe, 1"

  .PARAMETER Description

  The tooltip to display on the shortcut.


  Whether to launch this link immediately after creating it. Useful for links
  created in the CommonStartup special folder.


  Install-Shortcut -Link "foo" -Target "foo.exe" -SpecialFolder "CommonPrograms" -Description "Foo Bar"


  Uninstall-Shortcut -Link "foo" -SpecialFolder "CommonDesktop"


function Install-Shortcut {
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [string] $Link,

    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [ValidateScript({ Test-Path $_ })]
    [string] $Target,

    [string] $SpecialFolder,
    [string] $Icon,
    [string] $Description,
    [switch] $Launch

  $Link = Resolve-ShortcutLink -Link $Link -SpecialFolder $SpecialFolder

  $shell = New-Object -ComObject 'Wscript.Shell'

  $shortcut = $shell.CreateShortcut($Link)
  $shortcut.TargetPath = (Resolve-Path $Target)
  $shortcut.WorkingDirectory = (Split-Path (Resolve-Path $Target))

  if($Icon) {
    $shortcut.IconLocation = $Icon

  if($Description) {
    $shortcut.Description = $Description


  if(-not(Test-Path $Link)) {
    throw "Failed to create shortcut: $Link"

  if($Launch) {
    & $Link

function Uninstall-Shortcut {
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [string] $Link,

    [string] $SpecialFolder

  $Link = Resolve-ShortcutLink -Link $Link -SpecialFolder $SpecialFolder

  Remove-Item $Link -Force | Out-Null

function Resolve-ShortcutLink {
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [string] $Link,

    [string] $SpecialFolder

  if(-not($Link.ToLower().EndsWith('.lnk') -or $Link.ToLower().EndsWith('.url'))) {
    $Link = "$Link.lnk"

  if($SpecialFolder) {
    $Link = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath($SpecialFolder)) $Link


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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
DTK Sneak 798 Sunday, January 26, 2014 Unknown
DTK Sneak 1.0 637 Friday, November 4, 2011 Unknown

This package has no dependencies.

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