JAVA BEGINNERS TUTORIAL – Branching Statements

The break Statement:

The break Statement is used to stop the entire loop (for loop, while loop or do-while) or a switch statement. The break keyword will stop the execution of the innermost loop and start executing the next line of code after the block.

Syntax:

Example:

The continue Statement:

The continue Statement can be used in any of the loop control structures. It causes the loop to immediately jump to the next iteration of the loop.

  • In a for loop, the continue keyword causes flow of control to immediately jump to the update statement.
  • In a while loop or do/while loop, flow of control immediately jumps to the Boolean expression.

Syntax:

Example: