Echo Method

Outputs text to either a message box or the command console window.


                      object.Echo [Arg1] [,Arg2] [,Arg3] ... 

object

WScript object.

Arg1, Arg2, Arg3 ...

Optional. String value indicating the list of items to be displayed.

The Echo method behaves differently depending on which WSH engine you are using.

WSH engine

Text Output

Wscript.exe

graphical message box

Cscript.exe

command console window

Each displayed item is separated with a space character. When using CScript.exe, each item is displayed with a newline character. If no items are provided as arguments to the Echo method, a blank line is output.

Description

The following example uses the Echo Method to display the domain name, computer name, and user name for the current machine, and to display network mapping information for the drives and printers.

<package>
   <job id="vbs">
      <script language="VBScript">
         Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
         Set oDrives = WshNetwork.EnumNetworkDrives
         Set oPrinters = WshNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
         WScript.Echo "Domain = " & WshNetwork.UserDomain
         WScript.Echo "Computer Name = " & WshNetwork.ComputerName
         WScript.Echo "User Name = " & WshNetwork.UserName
         WScript.Echo 
         WScript.Echo "Network drive mappings:"
         For i = 0 to oDrives.Count - 1 Step 2
            WScript.Echo "Drive " & oDrives.Item(i) & " = " & oDrives.Item(i+1)
         Next
         WScript.Echo 
         WScript.Echo "Network printer mappings:"
         For i = 0 to oPrinters.Count - 1 Step 2
            WScript.Echo "Port " & oPrinters.Item(i) & " = " & oPrinters.Item(i+1)
         Next
      </script>
   </job>

   <job id="js">
      <script language="JScript">
         var WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network");
         var oDrives = WshNetwork.EnumNetworkDrives();
         var oPrinters = WshNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections();
         WScript.Echo("Domain = " + WshNetwork.UserDomain);
         WScript.Echo("Computer Name = " + WshNetwork.ComputerName);
         WScript.Echo("User Name = " + WshNetwork.UserName);
         WScript.Echo();
         WScript.Echo("Network drive mappings:");
         for(i=0; i<oDrives.Count(); i+=2){
            WScript.Echo("Drive " + oDrives.Item(i) + " = " + oDrives.Item(i+1));
         }
         WScript.Echo();
         WScript.Echo("Network printer mappings:");
         for(i=0; i<oPrinters.Count(); i+=2){
            WScript.Echo("Port " + oPrinters.Item(i) + " = " + oPrinters.Item(i+1));
         }
      </script>
   </job>
</package>

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