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Document Conventions

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Scripting Guide

The following art symbols and text conventions are used throughout this book.

Scripting Diagram Symbols

Use the following table of symbols as a resource for understanding the scripting graphics included in this book.

Symbol

Meaning

 

Object

Object

 

Method

Method

 

Property

Property

 

Event

Event

 

Collection object

Collection object

 

Item property of a collection object

Item property of a collection object

Reader Alert Conventions

Reader alerts are used throughout this book to notify you of both supplementary and essential information. The following table explains the meaning of each alert.

Reader Alert

Meaning

 

 

Tip

Tip

Alerts you to supplementary information that is not essential to the completion of the task at hand.

 

Note

Note

Alerts you to supplementary information.

 

Important

Important

Alerts you to supplementary information that is essential to the completion of a task.

 

Caution

Caution

Alerts you to possible data loss, breaches of security, or other more serious problems.

 

Warning

Warning

Alerts you that failure to take or avoid a specific action might result in physical harm to you or to the hardware.

Command-line Style Conventions

The following style conventions are used in documenting scripting and command-line tasks throughout this book.

Element

Meaning

bold font

Characters that you type exactly as shown, including commands and parameters. User interface elements are also bold.

Italic font

Variables for which you supply a specific value. For example, Filename.ext can refer to any valid file name.

Monospace font

Code samples.

Command

Command that is typed at the command prompt.

Syntax

Syntax of script elements.

Output

Output from running a script.

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