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WshScriptExec Object


Provides status information about a script run with Exec along with access to the StdIn, StdOut, and StdErr streams.


Wsh ScriptExecObject graphic

The WshScriptExec object is returned by the Exec method of the WshShell object. The Exec method returns the WshScriptExec object either once the script or program has finished executing, or before the script or program begins executing.

Legacy Code Example

The following code runs calc.exe and echoes the final status to the screen.

Dim WshShell, oExec
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Set oExec = WshShell.Exec("calc")

Do While oExec.Status = 0
     WScript.Sleep 100

WScript.Echo oExec.Status
var WshShell = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");
var oExec = WshShell.Exec("calc");

while (oExec.Status == 0)



ExitCode Property | ProcessID Property | Status Property | StdErr Property | StdIn Property | StdOut Property


Terminate Method

See Also

WScript Object
Exec Method (Windows Script Host)