Write-Host

Write a string to the display, optionally customizing the output. Output can be to any host but is typically the console screen.

Syntax
      Write-Host [[-object] Object] [-noNewLine] [-separator Object]
             [-foregroundcolor ConsoleColor] [-backgroundColor ConsoleColor]
                [CommonParameters]

Key
   -object Object
       Object to display, typically a string.
        
   -noNewLine 
       Do not end with a newline character.
        
   -separator
       String to output between objects displayed on the console.

   -foregroundcolor ConsoleColor
       The text color

   -backgroundcolor ConsoleColor
       Background color

   ConsoleColors:
       Black, DarkBlue, DarkGreen, DarkCyan, DarkRed, DarkMagenta, DarkYellow,
       Gray, DarkGray, Blue, Green, Cyan, Red, Magenta, Yellow, White

   CommonParameters:
       -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable,
       -OutBuffer -OutVariable.

Write-host (and Write-Warning) write only to the host/screen. To also have the output passed to the success pipeline, use Write-Output.

Examples

Display text in specific colours:

PS C:\> write-host "The quick brown fox jumped" -foregroundcolor DarkGreen -backgroundcolor white

PS C:\> Write-Host -ForeGroundColor Red "some  text in red" -nonewline

“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love” ~ Marc Chagall

Related:

Clear-Host - Clear the screen
Out-Host - Send output to the host
Write-Debug - Write a debug message to the host display
Write-Output - Write an object to the pipeline
Write-Warning - Write a warning message


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