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Methods (Windows Script Host)

The following sections include information about the methods of Windows Script Host.

AddPrinterConnection Method

Adds a DOS-style printer connection to your computer.

AddWindowsPrinterConnection Method

Adds a Windows-style printer connection to your computer.

AppActivate Method

Activates an application window.

Close Method

Closes an open stream.

ConnectObject Method

Connects an object's event sources to functions with a given prefix.

Count Method

Returns the number of switches in the WshNamed or WshUnnamed objects.

CreateObject Method

Creates an object specified by the strProgID parameter.

CreateScript Method

Creates a WshRemote object (an object that represents an instance of a script running in a remote process).

CreateShortcut Method

Creates an object reference to a shortcut or URLshortcut.

DisconnectObject Method

Disconnects a previously connected object from Windows Script Host.

Echo Method

Sends output to a dialog box or the console.

EnumNetworkDrives Method

Returns the current network drive mappings.

EnumPrinterConnections Method

Returns the current network printer mappings.

Exec Method

Runs an application in a child command-shell, providing access to the stdin/stdout/stderr channels, and the sharing of environment variables.

Execute Method

Starts execution of a remote script object.

Exists Method

Indicates whether a specific key value exists in the WshNamed object.

ExpandEnvironmentStrings Method

Expands the requested environment variable from the running process and returns the result string.

GetObject Method

Retrieves an Automation object from a file or an object specified by the strProgID parameter.

getResource Method

Returns the value of a resource defined with the resource element.

LogEvent Method

Logs an event in the Windows NT event log or WSH.log file.

MapNetworkDrive Method

Maps the share point specified by strRemoteName to the local resource name strLocalName.

Popup Method

Displays a pop-up message box window that contains the message contained in strText.

Quit Method

Quits execution with a specified error code.

Read Method

Reads a specified number of characters from an input stream and returns the resulting string.

ReadAll Method

Reads an entire input stream and returns the resulting string.

ReadLine Method

Reads an entire line (up to, but not including, the newline character) from an input stream and returns the resulting string.

RegDelete Method

Deletes from the registry the key or value named by strName.

RegRead Method

Returns the registry key or value named by strName.

RegWrite Method

Sets the registry key or value named by strName.

Remove Method

Deletes the environment variable specified by strName.

RemoveNetworkDrive Method

Removes the current resource connection denoted by strName.

RemovePrinterConnection Method

Removes the current resource connection denoted by strName.

Run Method

Creates a new process that executes strCommand.

Save Method

Saves a shortcut to the specified location.

SendKeys Method

Sends one or more keystrokes to the active window (as if typed on the keyboard).

SetDefaultPrinter Method

Sets the default printer to the remote printer specified.

ShowUsage Method

Displays information about how a script should be used.

Sign Method

Signs a script stored in a string.

SignFile Method

Signs a script using a digital signature.

Skip Method

Skips a specified number of characters when reading an input stream.

SkipLine Method

Skips the next line when reading an input stream.

Sleep Method

Places the script process into an inactive state for the number of milliseconds specified and then continues execution.

Terminate Method (WshScriptExec)

Instructs the script engine to end the process started by the Exec method.

Verify Method

Verifies a digital signature retrieved as a string.

VerifyFile Method

Verifies the digital signature encapsulated in a script.

Write Method

Writes a specified string to an output stream.

WriteBlankLines Method

Writes a specified number of newline characters to an output stream.

WriteLine Method

Writes a specified string and newline character to an output stream.

WSH Language

List of elements that make up WSH Reference.

Windows Script Host Basics

Learn the basics of WSH.

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