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Mixing argument types

Our scripting column this month explains how to use an important object collection in Windows Script Host: named arguments.

The entire argument collection may consist of only named arguments, unnamed arguments or some combination of them. That said, combining named and unnamed arguments in the same script will be confusing. You're usually better off if you choose one or the other. If you must combine, put the unnamed argument first.

Scripting School: Windows Script Host arguments

  Background: Arguments in general
  The value of named arguments
  Supporting optional arguments
  Mixing argument types

Read Christa's previous columns:
Beginner's guide to scripting
It's time to increase your scripting expertise
Scripting: Connect users to network resources
Scripting School: More on connecting to network resources
Scripting School: Find objects with Windows Scripting Host

Christa Anderson
When Christa Anderson began working with Windows Server operating systems in 1992, she became increasingly interested in finding more efficient and flexible ways of performing routine tasks. Christa has written extensively about administrative scripting and taught technical sessions on the subject at conferences such as Comdex and CeBIT, helping people who had never done any scripting to write their own scripts in half a day. In addition to her interest in scripting Windows management, Christa is an authority on server-based computing and the program manager for Terminal Services licensing in Longhorn. If you have a scripting question for Christa, please e-mail her at

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