Scripting Runtime Library  

Item Property

Sets or returns an item for a specified key in a Dictionary object. For collections, returns an item based on the specified key. Read/write.

object.Item(key)[ = newitem]


Required. Always the name of a collection or Dictionary object.
Required. Key associated with the item being retrieved or added.
Optional. Used for Dictionary object only; no application for collections. If provided, newitem is the new value associated with the specified key.


If key is not found when changing an item, a new key is created with the specified newitem. If key is not found when attempting to return an existing item, a new key is created and its corresponding item is left empty.

The following example illustrates the use of the Item property.

function DicTest(keyword)
   var a, d; 
   d = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.Dictionary");
   d.Add("a", "Athens");
   d.Add("b", "Belgrade");
   d.Add("c", "Cairo");
   a = d.Item(keyword);
Function ItemDemo
   Dim d   ' Create some variables.
   Set d = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
   d.Add "a", "Athens"   ' Add some keys and items.
   d.Add "b", "Belgrade"
   d.Add "c", "Cairo"
   ItemDemo = d.Item("c")   ' Get the item.
End Function

See Also

CompareMode Property | Count Property | Key Property

Applies To: Dictionary Object | Drives Collection | Files Collection | Folders Collection