Echo a text string to the screen (cscript) or a dialogue box (wscript)
Syntax WScript.Echo [Arg1] [,Arg2] [,Arg3] ... Key Arg1, Arg2, Arg3... Optional string values to be displayed.
If no arguments are provided a blank line is output.
WScript.Echo "Hello" WScript.Echo Set objNet = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network") WScript.Echo "Your Computer Name is " & objNet.ComputerName WScript.Echo "Your Username is " & objNet.UserName An alternative is to use Active Directory: Set objAD = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
Wscript.Echo "Your Computer Name is " & objAD.ComputerName
Wscript.Echo "Your Username is " & objAD.UserName ECHO can be suppressed by setting .Interactive to false e.g. WScript.Echo("Hello") WScript.Interactive = false WScript.Echo("This wont display") WScript.Interactive = true WScript.Echo("This will display")
“Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music" ~ Kristian Wilson, Nintendo Inc, 1989
Echo, popup - .Popup
Echo text to screen or file - StdOut.Write
Equivalent Windows CMD command: ECHO - Display message on screen
Equivalent Powershell command: Write-Host