This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
The Item method extracts a member from a SQL Distributed Management Objects (SQL-DMO) container object such as the Databases collection or the NameList object.
In general, SQL-DMO supports container member dereferencing, using either a string naming an item, or an ordinal position for an item. Some SQL-DMO containers support additional restrictions to identify items where component name does not offer unique identification. Other containers do not support component name as an argument for the Item method at all.
For more information about support for Item, see documentation for a specific container object.