Thursday, May 13, 2010

WSH object and Usage

Following is a list of WSH objects and its typical usage. I found it extremely useful ( courtesy MSDN)


What you can do with this object

WScript Object

· Set and retrieve command line arguments

· Determine the name of the script file

· Determine the host file name (wscript.exe or cscript.exe)

· Determine the host version information

· Create, connect to, and disconnect from COM objects

· Sink events

· Stop a script's execution programmatically

· Output information to the default output device (for example, a dialog box or the command line)

WshArguments Object

Access the entire set of command-line arguments

WshNamed Object

Access the set of named command-line arguments

WshUnnamed Object

Access the set of unnamed command-line arguments

WshNetwork Object

· Connect to and disconnect from network shares and network printers

· Map and unmap network shares

· Access information about the currently logged-on user

WshController Object

Create a remote script process using the Controller method CreateScript()

WshRemote Object

· Remotely administer computer systems on a computer network

· Programmatically manipulate other programs/scripts

WshRemoteError Object

Access the error information available when a remote script (a WshRemote object) terminates as a result of a script error

WshShell Object

· Run a program locally

· Manipulate the contents of the registry

· Create a shortcut

· Access a system folder

· Manipulate environment variables (such as WINDIR, PATH, or PROMPT)

WshShortcut Object

Programmatically create a shortcut

WshSpecialFolders Object

Access any of the Windows Special Folders

WshUrlShortcut Object

Programmatically create a shortcut to an Internet resource

WshEnvironment Object

Access any of the environment variables (such as WINDIR, PATH, or PROMPT)

WshScriptExec Object

Determine status and error information about a script run with Exec()

Access the StdIn, StdOut, and