about_Reserved_Words

TOPIC
	about_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:

		Break	 
		Continue
		Do
		Else
		Elseif
		Filter
		For
		Foreach
		Function
		If
		In
		Local
		Private
		Return
		Switch
		Until
		Where
		While

	For information about language statements, such as 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

SEE ALSO
	about_Command_Syntax
	about_Escape_Characters
	about_Language_Keywords
	about_Parsing
	about_Quoting_Rules
	about_Script_Blocks
	about_Special_Characters