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Continue Statement





In Java, we may use continue statement within a loop and when a continue statement is encountered in a loop of a program in execution, it skips executing the rest of statements in the loop for that particular iteration and the program continues with the next iteration and condition checking in the loop.






Continue statement example


//continue statement example

public class ContinueEx
{
public static void main(String... ar)
{


for(int i=0;i<5;i++)
{	
	if(i==2)
		continue;

	System.out.println("i ="+i);
}

System.out.println("Out of the loop");

} //main method ends

} //class ends


Output


0
1
3
4
Out of the loop

As you may see in the output of the program, when continue statement was encountered within an executing for loop, it skipped executing the System.out.println() statement in the loop for that particular iteration i.e. when i is equal to 2. The program continued normally with the next iteration(i is equal to 3) and condition checking.



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