Microsoft® JScript®
Item Property
 Scripting Run-Time Reference 
Version 2 

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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]

The Item property has the following parts:

Part Description
object Required. Always the name of a collection or Dictionary object.
key Required. Key associated with the item being retrieved or added.
newitem 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);