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Reserved_Words

 

SHORT DESCRIPTION

    Lists the reserved words that cannot be used as identifiers because they 
    have a special meaning in Windows PowerShell. 
 

LONG DESCRIPTION

    There are certain words that have special meaning in Windows PowerShell.  
    When these words appear without quotation marks, Windows PowerShell  
    attempts to apply their special meaning rather than treating them as  
    character strings. To use these words as parameter arguments in a command 
    or script without invoking their special meaning, enclose the reserved  
    words in quotation marks. 
 
    The following are the reserved words in Windows PowerShell: 
 
        Begin              Exit               Process 
        Break              Filter             Return 
        Catch              Finally            Sequence 
        Class              For                Switch 
        Continue           ForEach            Throw 
        Data               From               Trap 
        Define             Function           Try 
        Do                 If                 Until 
        DynamicParam       In                 Using 
        Else               InlineScript       Var 
        ElseIf             Parallel           While 
        End                Param              Workflow 
                 
 
    For more information about language statements, including Foreach, If,  
    For, and While, type "Get-help", type the prefix "about_", and then type 
    the name of the statement. For example, to get information about the  
    Foreach statement, type: 
 
    Get-Help about_ForEach 
 
    For information about the Filter statement or the Return statement  
    syntax, type: 
 
        Get-Help about_Functions 
     
   For information about other reserved words, type: 
 
        Get-Help <Reserved_Word> 
 

SEE ALSO

about_Command_Syntax
about_Escape_Characters
about_Language_Keywords
about_Parsing
about_Quoting_Rules
about_Script_Blocks
about_Special_Characters