Break and Continue Statements in C#

This article explains some very useful concepts of C#, these are also called loops. I'll explain and differentiate them with an example.

Loop in C#

Break Statement

A Break statement breaks out of the loop at the current point or we can say that it terminates the loop condition.

It is represented by break;

Continue Statement

A Continue statement jumps out of the current loop condition and jumps back to the starting of the loop code.

It is represented by continue;

Example | Break vs Continue

This example shows the functioning of both of the statements together, afterwards I'll explain them one by one with their functionality.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text; 
namespace Hello
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            int i;          
            for (i = 0; i <= 10; i++)
            { 
                if (i == 5)
                  continue;
                if (i == 8)              
                  break; 
                Console.WriteLine("value is"  +i);
            } 
            Console.ReadLine();
        }    
    }
}

Output Window

Break and Continue

Explanation

In this example, the output is from 0 to 7 except 5, 8, 9?

CASE 1: It is because in the first case:

if (i == 5)
continue;

In other words, it will skip the current loop and jump to the top of the loop, so there is no 5 in the output window.

CASE 2: In second cases:

if (i == 8)
break;

It will terminate the loop or get out of it when the value becomes 8, so there is no 8 or 9 in the output window.

Now let's do some changes in the code and see what happens, here we go.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
namespace Hello
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            int i;          
            for (i = 0; i <= 10; i++)
            { 
                 if (i == 5)
                     continue;
                 //if (i == 8)              
                     //break; 
                 Console.WriteLine("value is: "  +i);
          }
          Console.ReadLine();
        }
    }
}

Loop Explanation

Now you can see the output. The condition continues to flow depending on the continue statement functioning.

Now I am making some other modifications, in the code snippet, as:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
namespace Hello
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        { 
            int i;          
            for (i = 0; i <= 10; i++)
            { 
                //if (i == 5)
                    //continue;
                if (i == 8)
                    break; 
                Console.WriteLine("value is: "  +i);
          } 
          Console.ReadLine();
        }
    }
}

continue statement

Now you can see, it is again showing from 0 to 7 and because of the break statement condition, it's again out of the loop so there is no 8, 9 or 10.