ExpandEnvironmentStrings Method


Returns an environment variable's expanded value.




  • object
    WshShell object.

  • strString
    String value indicating the name of the environment variable you want to expand.


The ExpandEnvironmentStrings method expands environment variables defined in the PROCESS environment space only. Environment variable names, which must be enclosed between "%" characters, are not case-sensitive.

Legacy Code Example

The following code expands the Windows Directory environment variable and displays it:

set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WScript.Echo "WinDir is " & WshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%WinDir%")
var WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell");
WScript.Echo("WinDir is " + WshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%WinDir%"));

Applies To:

WshShell Object

See Also

RegRead Method