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Column Property (Windows Script Host)

Returns the column number of the current character position in an input stream.


                      object.
                      Column 

object

StdIn text stream object.

The Column property contains a read-only integer value indicating the column number of the current character position in an input stream. The Column property is equal to 1 after a newline character is written (even before any other character is written). The StdIn, StdOut, and StdErr properties and methods work only when the script is run with CScript.exe. If the script is run with WScript.exe, an error occurs.

The following code demonstrates the use of the Column property by reading input from the keyboard and breaking it into lines of 20 characters.

Dim Input
Input = ""

Do While Not WScript.StdIn.AtEndOfLine
   Input = Input & WScript.StdIn.Read(1)
   If (WScript.StdIn.Column - 1) Mod 20 = 0 Then
      Input = Input & vbCrLf
   End If
Loop
WScript.Echo Input
var input = "";
while (!WScript.StdIn.AtEndOfLine)
{
   input += WScript.StdIn.Read(1);
   if ((WScript.StdIn.Column - 1) % 20 == 0)
   input += "\n";
}
WScript.Echo(input);

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