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GhostDoc Pro Edition

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2022.1.22135 | Updated: 16 May 2022



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GhostDoc Pro Edition 2022.1.22135

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

ghostdoc-pro can no longer be installed on a system without Visual Studio already installed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install GhostDoc Pro Edition, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade GhostDoc Pro Edition, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall GhostDoc Pro Edition, 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 ghostdoc-pro -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 ghostdoc-pro -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 ghostdoc-pro
    name: ghostdoc-pro
    version: '2022.1.22135'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'ghostdoc-pro' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2022.1.22135'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ghostdoc-pro
    Name     = "ghostdoc-pro"
    Version  = "2022.1.22135"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ghostdoc-pro':
  ensure   => '2022.1.22135',
  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 17 May 2022.


GhostDoc is a Visual Studio extension that automatically generates XML documentation comments for methods and properties based on their type, parameters, name, and other contextual information.

When generating documentation for class derived from a base class or for interface implementation (e.g. .NET Framework or your custom framework), GhostDoc will use the documentation that Microsoft or the framework vendor has already written for the base class or interface.


  • Save keystrokes and time; simplify documenting your code
  • Automatically generate a starting point for your help documentation
  • Benefit of the base class documentation
  • StyleCop compliant documentation templates
  • (Pro) Documentation quality and maintenance
  • (Pro) Code Spell Checker
  • (Pro) Build Help File
  • (Pro) Take control of your help files with Help Configurations and Template Libraries
  • See this page for the full comparison between editions.

If you follow good naming conventions in your code, then you will get very decent results on the summary GhostDoc generates. When I see code that is not documented, it is as simple as hit Ctrl-Shift-D to have GhostDoc document it.


  • Uninstall is not completely silent, after uninstall a browser window pops up

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$cacheDirectory = Get-PackageCacheLocation

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:chocolateyPackageName
  fileType       = 'exe'
  url            = ''
  unzipLocation  = $cacheDirectory
  softwareName   = 'GhostDoc Pro'
  checksum       = 'f331fbf82a0ddbee9759833387f434b3029b1bb608aa4a3dc20b23110d2ab546473c5ce5b3fee130063d5b486aed47c54cdacaade6e356c4e27e0dda68ca6e3c'
  checksumType   = 'sha512'
  silentArgs     = ''
  validExitCodes = @(0)
  options        = @{
    Headers = @{
      Referer = ''

[array]$existingKey = Get-UninstallRegistryKey @packageArgs
$toolsDir = (Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)

if ($existingKey.Length -eq 1) {
  $existingKey | ForEach-Object {
    . "$toolsDir\helpers.ps1"
    Write-Host "Uninstalling previous version of GhostDoc Pro"
    UninstallGhostDoc "$($_.PSChildName)"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$packageArgs["file"] = Get-ChildItem $cacheDirectory -Filter "*.exe" -Recurse | Select-Object -First 1 -ExpandProperty FullName

if ($env:chocolateyInstallOverride -ne $true) {
  Start-Process "autohotkey.exe" "$toolsDir\ghostdocInstall.ahk","Pro"
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName 'GhostDoc Pro'
$toolsDir = (Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    . "$toolsDir\helpers.ps1"
    UninstallGhostDoc "$($_.PSChildName)"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$env:chocolateyPackageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert the package maintainer that the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }
#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
SetTitleMatchMode, RegEx

edition = %1%
winTitleWelcome = GhostDoc %edition% Setup
winTitleWelcomeText = Click Next to continue
winTitleLicense = GhostDoc %edition% Licence Agreement
winTitleIntegrationText = Visual Studio Intergation
winTitleReady = Ready to Install
winTitleCompleted = Completing the GhostDoc %edition% Setup Wizard

WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleWelcomeText%
ControlSend, Button1, {Enter}, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleWelcomeText%

Sleep, 100

WinWait, %winTitleLicense%
Control, Check,, Button2, %winTitleLicense%
ControlSend, Button5, {Enter}, %winTitleLicense%

Sleep, 100
WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%
ControlSend, Button1, {Enter}, %winTitleWelcome%

Sleep, 100
WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleIntegrationText%
ControlSend, Button1, {Enter}, %winTitleWelcome%

Sleep, 100
WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleReady%
ControlSend, Button1, {Enter}, %winTitleWelcome%

Sleep, 1000
WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleCompleted%
ControlSend, Button1, {Enter}, %winTitleWelcome%
function UninstallGhostDoc() {

  $packageArgs = @{
    packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    file          = ''
    fileType      = 'msi'
    silentArgs    = "$msiGuid /qn /norestart"
    validExitCodes= @(0)

  Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2022.1.22090 72 Friday, April 1, 2022 Approved
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GhostDoc Pro Edition 2022.1.22020 67 Monday, January 24, 2022 Approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2022.1.21330 101 Thursday, December 2, 2021 Approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2021.2.21290 48 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2021.2.21150 99 Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2021.2.21090 92 Thursday, April 1, 2021 Approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2021.1.20350 114 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2020.2.20300 91 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Approved

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