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Write-Host - Powershell 1.0 CmdLet

Microsoft Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting tool based on the Microsoft .NET Framework. It is designed for system administrators, engineers and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.

More than hundred command-line tools (so called "cmdlets") can be used to perform system administration tasks and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). These cmdlets are easy to use, with standard naming conventions and common parameters, and standard tools for piping, sorting, filtering, and formatting data and objects.


Display objects through the host user interface


-object Object
       Object to display in the console.
       Do not end with a newline character.
       String to output between objects displayed on the console.

   -foregroundcolor ConsoleColor
       The text color

   -backgroundcolor ConsoleColor
       Background color

       Black, DarkBlue, DarkGreen, DarkCyan, DarkRed, DarkMagenta, DarkYellow,
       Gray, DarkGray, Blue, Green, Cyan, Red, Magenta, Yellow, White

       -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutVariable.

Display some text in green:

PS C:\>write-host "The quick brown fox jumped" -foregroundcolor DarkGreen -backgroundcolor white