XML Elements

The following sections include information about the Windows Script Host XML elements.

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  • <?job?> Element
    XML processing instruction that specifies attributes for error handling.

  • <?XML?> Element
    Indicates that a file should be parsed as XML.

  • <description> Element
    Marks the descriptive text that appears when the user runs ShowUsage() or runs the script with the /? command line switch.

  • <example> Element
    Makes your script self documenting.

  • <job> Element
    Marks the beginning and the end of a job within a Windows Script file (*.wsf).

  • <named> Element
    Marks a particular named argument to the script.

  • <object> Element
    XML element that is used in Windows Script component files and that defines objects that can be referenced by script.

  • <package> Element
    Encloses multiple job definitions in a Windows Script Host control (.wsf) file.

  • <reference> Element
    XML element that includes a reference to an external type library.

  • <resource> Element
    XML element that isolates textual or numeric data that should not be hard-coded into a script.

  • <runtime> Element
    Groups together the set of run-time arguments for a script.

  • <script> Element
    XML element that contains script to define the behavior of a Windows Script component.

  • <unnamed> Element
    Describes an unnamed argument for the script.

  • <usage> Element
    Allows user to override default usage display.