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Downloads of v 1.0.0:


Last Update:

19 Apr 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Nikhil Dabas
  • David Gardiner


freshbing bing desktop wallpaper image

Bing Image Of The Day Desktop Wallpaper (FreshBing)

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1.0.0 | Updated: 19 Apr 2020



Downloads of v 1.0.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Nikhil Dabas
  • David Gardiner

Bing Image Of The Day Desktop Wallpaper (FreshBing) 1.0.0

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Bing Image Of The Day Desktop Wallpaper (FreshBing), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Bing Image Of The Day Desktop Wallpaper (FreshBing), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Bing Image Of The Day Desktop Wallpaper (FreshBing), 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

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 freshbing -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 freshbing -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 freshbing
    name: freshbing
    version: '1.0.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'freshbing' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.0.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller freshbing
    Name     = "freshbing"
    Version  = "1.0.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'freshbing':
  ensure   => '1.0.0',
  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.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator virtualex on 19 Apr 2020.


Sets your desktop wallpaper to the Bing image of the day.

The original FreshBing script was written by Nikhil Dabas. David enhanced the script to add an image description overlay.

The Chocolatey package creates a Windows scheduled task to run the script daily at 9am and also when a user first logs in.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$action = New-ScheduledTaskAction -Execute 'C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe' -Argument "-NoProfile -WindowStyle Hidden -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -File ""$($toolsDir)\FreshBing.ps1"" "

$trigger1 = New-ScheduledTaskTrigger -Daily -At 9am
$trigger2 = New-ScheduledTaskTrigger -AtLogOn

# Register scheduled task and run it immediately
Register-ScheduledTask -Action $action -Trigger $trigger1, $trigger2 -TaskName "FreshBing" -Description "Daily Bing desktop wallpaper" | Start-ScheduledTask
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName "FreshBing" -ErrorAction Ignore | Unregister-ScheduledTask -Confirm:$false
# FreshBing. Original version from
# Updated by David Gardiner to add image detail text

$rssUrl = "" 

$runFile = Join-Path (Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path) "LastRun.xml"

[System.Net.WebClient] $wc = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$wc.Encoding = [System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8
$feed = [xml]$wc.DownloadString($rssUrl)
$base = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("MyPictures")
$selectedUrl = ""
$selectedFile = $base + "\background.jpg"

if (!$feed) {
    Write-Error "Feed download failed - try again later."

$selectedUrl = "" + $feed.images.image.url

$selectedUrl = $selectedUrl.Substring(0, $selectedUrl.LastIndexOf("_"))

$selectedUrl += "_1920x1080.jpg"

Write-Host "Downloading $selectedUrl -> $selectedFile"
(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile($selectedUrl, $selectedFile)

if (!(Test-Path $selectedFile)) {
    Write-Error "Download failed - try again later."

Add-Type -Namespace FreshBing -Name UnsafeNativeMethods -MemberDefinition @"
[DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]
public static extern int SystemParametersInfo (int uAction, int uParam, string lpvParam, int fuWinIni);

[Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Drawing") | Out-Null
[Drawing.Image] $image = [Drawing.Image]::FromFile($selectedFile)
[Drawing.Graphics] $g = [System.Drawing.Graphics]::FromImage($image)
$g.SmoothingMode = [System.Drawing.Drawing2D.SmoothingMode]::AntiAlias

$font = [Drawing.Font]::new("Arial", 9)

$g.DrawString($feed.images.image.copyright, $font, [System.Drawing.Brushes]::Black, [Drawing.PointF]::new(0, $image.Height - 16))
$g.DrawString($feed.images.image.copyright, $font, [System.Drawing.Brushes]::Black, [Drawing.PointF]::new(2, $image.Height - 16))
$g.DrawString($feed.images.image.copyright, $font, [System.Drawing.Brushes]::Black, [Drawing.PointF]::new(1, $image.Height - 16 - 1))
$g.DrawString($feed.images.image.copyright, $font, [System.Drawing.Brushes]::Black, [Drawing.PointF]::new(1, $image.Height - 16 + 1))

$g.DrawString($feed.images.image.copyright, $font, [System.Drawing.Brushes]::White, [Drawing.PointF]::new(1, $image.Height - 16))


$bmpFile = [System.IO.Path]::ChangeExtension($selectedFile, ".bmp")
$image.Save($bmpFile) #, "Bmp")
[FreshBing.UnsafeNativeMethods]::SystemParametersInfo($SPI_SETDESKWALLPAPER, 0, $bmpFile, $SPIF_UPDATEINIFILE -bor $SPIF_SENDWININICHANGE)

Set-ItemProperty -path "HKCU:\Control Panel\Desktop\" -name WallpaperStyle -value 2
Set-ItemProperty -path "HKCU:\Control Panel\Desktop\" -name TileWallpaper -value 0

# Save this run time
Get-Date | Export-Clixml $runFile

exit 0
Copyright 2012-2013 Nikhil Dabas, 2016-2021 David Gardiner
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