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Downloads of v 5.4:


Last Update:

23 Jun 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Markus Bader


mbruler ruler measure distance scale protractor angle embedded notsilent


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5.4 | Updated: 23 Jun 2022



Downloads of v 5.4:



Software Author(s):

  • Markus Bader

MB-Ruler 5.4

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires Windows 10


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install MB-Ruler, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade MB-Ruler, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall MB-Ruler, 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 mbruler -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 mbruler -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 mbruler
    name: mbruler
    version: '5.4'
    state: present

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

chocolatey_package 'mbruler' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.4'

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

cChocoPackageInstaller mbruler
    Name     = "mbruler"
    Version  = "5.4"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

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

package { 'mbruler':
  ensure   => '5.4',
  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.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 10 Jul 2022.


MB-Ruler offers several measurement instruments for measuring distances and angles on the screen.

All measurement instruments are displayed in an unobtrusive, almost-transparent layer above all other items on the screen. Therefore, you can integrate its use neatly with other applications while continuing to work with the applications below the MB-Ruler.


  • triangular ruler
  • coordinate system
  • screen cutter (for the easy creation of screen shots)
  • RGB picker
  • screen loupe
  • overlay objects
  • remote interface

The general use of MB-Ruler is very easy. All functions can be accessed through the context menu (right mouse button) of the MB-Ruler Icon in the taskbar. Help on using MB-Ruler can be found here and here.

Windows 10 requirement

Version 5.4 of MB-Ruler requires Windows 10 (or newer).


MB-Ruler is freeware for private and non-commercial use.
If you use MB-Ruler in a commercial environment, you must order a license after a test period of 14 days.
Read more about ordering commercial MB-Ruler licenses here.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'  # stop on all errors

if ([version]((Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).version) -lt [version]'10.0') {
   Throw "This version of MB-Ruler requires at least Windows 10.  Please install an earlier version of this package."

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

$ZipFile = Get-ChildItem -Path $toolsDir -Filter '*.zip' | 
               Sort-Object LastWriteTime | Select-Object -ExpandProperty FullName -Last 1

$WorkingFolder = Join-Path $env:TEMP "$env:ChocolateyPackageName.$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion"

# Extract zip
Get-ChocolateyUnzip -FileFullPath $ZipFile -Destination $WorkingFolder
Remove-Item $ZipFile -Force 

$InstallArgs = @{
   packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   fileType      = 'exe'
   File          = (Get-ChildItem -Path "$WorkingFolder\*.exe").FullName
   validExitCodes= @(0)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @InstallArgs
MB-Ruler does not have a comprehensive license statement.  The following
are exerps from various sources related to MB-Ruler:

From:  The "ReadMe.txt" file in the installation
MB-Ruler is freeware. You can distribute it freely on any media in the
complete package (ZIP file).

MB-Ruler is distributed AS IS.

From:  http://www.markus-bader.de/MB-Ruler/download.php
MB-Ruler works on WinXP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 and Windows 10.
 You can distribute it freely on any media in the complete package (ZIP file), which you can download here. 

MB-Ruler is freeware for private and non commercial use.
 If you use MB-Ruler in a commercial enviroment, you have to order a license after a test period of 14 days.

From: License Agreement window of Installer:
MB-Ruler is freeware for private and non commercial use.

If you use MB-Ruler in a commercial enviroment, you have to order a MB-Ruler license after a test period of 14 days.
Please have a look a the help file installed with this setup for details how to order the licenses
- or have a look at http://www.markus-bader.de/MB-Ruler/commercialuse.php

From: http://www.markus-bader.de/MB-Ruler/purchaselicense.php
MB-Ruler is freeware for private and non commercial use - and you do not need a license.
But if 
�you use MB-Ruler in a commercial enviroment and/or
�want to use up to four of the user defined measure instruments,
you have to order a MB-Ruler seat license after a test period of 14 days.
md5: 68A02C3F69281428E8F9492B7B492227 | sha1: 56E80683BC4F07BE15063F58D5EB84071FCA6F5B | sha256: EE355798F91D1686AF3A9CBCE7CD20E3F65F6947C02D99DD7C7BDDE7081C174D | sha512: 4EB3C4EBE427E00AD4B67A4CA78E1EBF3F6489852BDF630ED98F197032F349D7A8365AF09DFBA4DE4DC94F10B70FC8AF75F27CF420F557FA280DCD9EA6C12AFB
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
The installers are available on this page:  

Direct Download of installer for Windows XP, 7 and 8:
Version  : 5.3
URL      : http://www.markus-bader.de/MB-Ruler/mbruler53.zip
CheckSum : f7a245c32e0f9a4336e36b9b500fe750fb71b16574bf957287cf56c86ec210b5

Direct Download of installer for Windows 10:
Version  : 5.4
URL      : http://www.markus-bader.de/MB-Ruler/mbruler54.zip
CheckSum : ee355798f91d1686af3a9cbce7cd20e3f65f6947c02d99dd7c7bdde7081c174d

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
MB-Ruler 739 Thursday, August 2, 2018 Approved
MB-Ruler 5.3 635 Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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