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Last Update:

23 Aug 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer


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GDIView - Display GDI Handles

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1.26 | Updated: 23 Aug 2020



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Software Author(s):

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GDIView - Display GDI Handles 1.26

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To install GDIView - Display GDI Handles, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade GDIView - Display GDI Handles, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall GDIView - Display GDI Handles, 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 gdiview -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 gdiview -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 gdiview installed
    name: gdiview
    state: present
    version: 1.26
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'gdiview' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.26'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: gdiview,
    Version: 1.26,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller gdiview
   Name     = 'gdiview'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.26'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'gdiview':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.26',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install gdiview version="1.26" 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 gep13 on 31 Aug 2020.


GDIView is a unique tool that displays the list of GDI handles (brushes, pens, fonts, bitmaps, and others) opened by every process. It displays the total count for each type of GDI handle, as well as detailed information about each handle.

This tool can be useful for developers that need to trace GDI resources leak in their software.



  • The 32-bit version of GDIView will not run in a 64-bit environment and the installation will fail if forced with --forceX86
  • This package is automatically updated using the Chocolatey Automatic Package Update Model (AU).
    If you find it is out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely
distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any
other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't
sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you
distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution
package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed
or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not
be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages
due to loss of data or any other reason.

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

The application has been downloaded from the official distribution and can
be verified by:

1. Go to the binary distribution page
and download the archive using the Download GDIView link or the archive using the
Download GDIView - x64 link.

Alternatively the archives can be downloaded directly from

2. The archive can be validated by comparing checksums
  - Use powershell function 'Get-Filehash' - Get-Filehash
  - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe' - checksum -t sha256 -f

  ChecksumType32: sha256
  Checksum32: 30DC7EDA83EEE7826E677C5F27A89D8389FB632476D4E413E332AE73769C32F6

  - Use powershell function 'Get-Filehash' - Get-Filehash
  - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe' - checksum -t sha256 -f

  ChecksumType64: sha256
  Checksum64: 45AECA625ED56662DF1D52CCA0F1B6E4ECD373B58CE8DCF07106F07F8DBC63E4
  Contents of file LICENSE.txt is obtained from
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

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

if ((Get-ProcessorBits 32) -eq 'true') {
  $archive = Join-Path $toolsDir ''
else {
  # fail if a 32-bit install is forced in a 64-bit environment
  if ($env:ChocolateyForceX86 -eq 'true') {
      Write-Error('32-bit install not supported in a 64-bit environment')
  } else {
    $archive = Join-Path $toolsDir ''

$unzipArgs = @{
  PackageName  = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  FileFullPath = $archive
  Destination  = $toolsDir

Get-ChocolateyUnzip @unzipArgs
md5: 1DEF63D96FDACFF0FB57F295D5905446 | sha1: 4BACC3FED9A41678C72EBA41937FF73B7E98EE90 | sha256: 45AECA625ED56662DF1D52CCA0F1B6E4ECD373B58CE8DCF07106F07F8DBC63E4 | sha512: 38AA4ED37D25BEE21FB31715F699A71EF2B9E230A570D0EF71BB9C4E42E087376A718357E83D6F3B8F982544160A75E4AEDB78C26049E2C0BA1E6A5834FEF22D
md5: B2C1E2E03DF16F6D613649B73E7DE39B | sha1: 1115A41A1784127380AC2DF0D3960F4BF09955DB | sha256: 30DC7EDA83EEE7826E677C5F27A89D8389FB632476D4E413E332AE73769C32F6 | sha512: 243A402A102030B5CC44FD1149C81F97AE5B3D45DEF205854C77AFC5B4F10B639A1AC27A9332659F91A98A2ADB501BAFF486BE99A305582DA7081139D7631E16

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
GDIView 1.25 713 Thursday, November 19, 2015 Approved
GDIView 1.20 376 Thursday, April 2, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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