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Downloads of v 7.4.9:


Last Update:

14 Aug 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Joseph Albahari


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LINQPad 7 (Low-Impact Setup)

This is not the latest version of LINQPad 7 (Low-Impact Setup) available.

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7.4.9 | Updated: 14 Aug 2022



Downloads of v 7.4.9:



Software Author(s):

  • Joseph Albahari

LINQPad 7 (Low-Impact Setup) 7.4.9

This is not the latest version of LINQPad 7 (Low-Impact Setup) available.

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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 LINQPad 7 (Low-Impact Setup), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade LINQPad 7 (Low-Impact Setup), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall LINQPad 7 (Low-Impact Setup), 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 linqpad7.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'7.4.9'" [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 linqpad7.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'7.4.9'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install linqpad7.install
    name: linqpad7.install
    version: '7.4.9'
    state: present

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

chocolatey_package 'linqpad7.install' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '7.4.9'

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

cChocoPackageInstaller linqpad7.install
    Name     = "linqpad7.install"
    Version  = "7.4.9"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

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

package { 'linqpad7.install':
  ensure   => '7.4.9',
  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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  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
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Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 Aug 2022.


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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'linqpad7.install'
$url = 'https://www.linqpad.net/GetFile.aspx?LINQPad7Setup.exe'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
  fileType       = 'exe'
  url            = $url
  softwareName   = 'linqpad*'
  checksum       = '364df52dca6c374de9e7d1561d39881c7e66a857f8d5b48017d07f87ef72f194'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = "/verysilent"
  validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
Install-ChocolateyPath "${env:ProgramFiles}\LinqPad7"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

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

. $toolsDir\Uninstall-ChocolateyPath.ps1

Uninstall-ChocolateyPath "${env:ProgramFiles}\LinqPad7"
# Copyright 2011 - Present RealDimensions Software, LLC
# Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
# you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
# You may obtain a copy of the License at
#     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
# Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
# distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
# See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
# limitations under the License.

function Uninstall-ChocolateyPath {
    **NOTE:** Administrative Access Required when `-PathType 'Machine'.`
    This puts a directory to the PATH environment variable of the
    requested scope (Machine or User).
    Removes path from target path scope.  Removes multiple occurances (if they exist)
    and all occurances with or without a trailing slash.
    This command will assert UAC/Admin privileges on the machine if
    `-PathType 'Machine'`.
    This is used when the application/tool is not being linked by Chocolatey
    (not in the lib folder).
    .PARAMETER PathToUninstall
    The full path to a location to remove from the PATH.
    .PARAMETER PathType
    Which PATH to remove it from. If specifying `Machine`, this requires admin
    privileges to run correctly.
    .PARAMETER IgnoredArguments
    Allows splatting with arguments that do not apply. Do not use directly.
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPath -PathToUninstall "$($env:SystemDrive)\tools\gittfs"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPath "$($env:SystemDrive)\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\bin" -PathType 'Machine'
        [parameter(Mandatory = $true, Position = 0)][alias("Path")][string] $PathToUninstall,
        [parameter(Mandatory = $false, Position = 1)][ValidateSet('User', 'Machine', 'All')][alias("Scope")][String] $pathType = 'User',
        [parameter(Mandatory = $false)][switch] $RecursiveCall,
        [parameter(ValueFromRemainingArguments = $true)][Object[]] $ignoredArguments
    Write-Debug "Running 'Uninstall-ChocolateyPath' with PathToUninstall:`'$PathToUninstall`'";
    If (!$RecursiveCall -AND ($pathType -ine 'All')) { Write-Host "Only evaluating and updating path scope `"$pathType`", path will not be assessed nor removed for other scope, so path may exist in other scope as well." }
    $originalPathToUninstall = $PathToUninstall
    #First half on handling trailing slash properly - remove it from requested path:
    $PathToUninstall = $PathToUninstall.trimend('\')
    #array drops blanks (one of which is always created by final semi-colon)
    $actualPathArrayUser = (Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'Path' -Scope 'user' -PreserveVariables).split(';', [System.StringSplitOptions]::RemoveEmptyEntries)
    $actualPathArrayMachine = (Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'Path' -Scope 'machine' -PreserveVariables).split(';', [System.StringSplitOptions]::RemoveEmptyEntries)
    $PathFoundInMachine = $PathFoundInUser = $False
    If (($actualpathArrayMachine -icontains "$($PathToUninstall.ToLower())") -OR ($actualpathArrayMachine -icontains "$(($PathToUninstall + '\').ToLower())")) {
        $PathFoundInMachine = $True
    If (($actualpathArrayUser -icontains "$($PathToUninstall.ToLower())") -OR ($actualpathArrayUser -icontains "$(($PathToUninstall + '\').ToLower())")) {
        $PathFoundInUser = $True
    #Process machine first to minimize suppression of messaging when recursion is necessary to process machine path
    If ($PathFoundInMachine) {
        If (!$RecursiveCall) { Write-Host "Target path `"$PathToUninstall`" exists in Machine scope..." }
        If ($pathType -ieq 'User' -AND ($pathType -ine 'All')) {
            If (!$RecursiveCall) { Write-Host "`"$PathToUninstall`" will only be removed from Machine scope per your request.  Use -PathType 'User' to remove only from Machine scope or -PathType 'All' to remove from all scopes." }
        If (($pathType -ieq 'Machine') -OR ($pathType -ieq 'All')) {
            If (!$RecursiveCall) { Write-Host "PATH environment variable for scope `"Machine`" contains `"$PathToUninstall`". Removing..." }
            $actualpathArray = $actualPathArrayMachine
            [string[]]$Newpatharray = $null
            foreach ($path in $actualpathArray) {
                #second half of handling trailing slash properly - compare to both options in target path
                If (($path -ine "$PathToUninstall") -AND ($path -ine "$($PathToUninstall)\")) {
                    [string[]]$Newpatharray += "$path"
            $actualPath = ($Newpatharray -join (';')) + ';'
            if (Test-ProcessAdminRights) {
                Set-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'Path' -Value $actualPath -Scope 'Machine'
            ElseIf (!$RecursiveCall) {
                $psArgs = "Uninstall-ChocolateyPath -PathToUninstall `'$originalPathToUninstall`' -pathType `'Machine`' -RecursiveCall"
                Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "$psArgs"
                If ($RecursiveCall) { Return }
            Else {
                Throw "Did not gain admin rights on the recursive call, exiting to avoid going into recursive loop."
    If ($PathFoundInUser) {
        Write-Host "Target path `"$PathToUninstall`" exists in User scope..."
        If ($pathType -ine 'Machine' -AND ($pathType -ine 'All')) {
            Write-Host "`"$PathToUninstall`" will only be removed from User scope per your request.  Use -PathType 'Machine' to remove only from Machine scope or -PathType 'All' to remove from all scopes."
        If (($pathType -ieq 'User') -OR ($pathType -ieq 'All')) {
            Write-Host "PATH environment variable for scope `"User`" contains `"$PathToUninstall`". Removing..."
            $actualpathArray = $actualPathArrayUser
            [string[]]$Newpatharray = $null
            foreach ($path in $actualpathArray) {
                #second half of handling trailing slash properly - compare to both options in target path
                If (($path -ine "$PathToUninstall") -AND ($path -ine "$($PathToUninstall)\")) {
                    [string[]]$Newpatharray += "$path"
            $actualPath = ($Newpatharray -join (';')) + ';'
            Set-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'Path' -Value $actualPath -Scope 'User'
    If ($PathFoundInUser -OR $PathFoundInMachine) {
        Write-Host "Updating environment for current process"
    Else {
        Write-Host "`"$PathToUninstall`" was not found in requested scope `"$PathType`". Nothing to do..."

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