Goto Statement In C#

C# GoTo

The goto is C#  unconditional jump statement. When encountered, program flow jumps to the location specified by the goto.

The goto requires a label of operation. A label is a valid C# identifier followed by colon.

There are different-different ways for using Goto statement such as:

  1. We can write code for loop with the help of goto statement
    int x = 1;
    if (x < 100)
        goto loop;
  2. The goto can also be used to jump to a case or default statement in a switch

Here is the example

string Fruit = "Apple";
switch (Fruit)
    case "Banana":
        MessageBox.Show(Fruit + " is the delecious fruit");
    case "Chair":
        MessageBox.Show(Fruit + " is the delecious fruit");
    case "Apple":
        goto case "Banana";
    case "Table":
        goto case "Chair";
        MessageBox.Show("Select valid option");

In this case, case and default statements of a Switch are labels thus they can be targets of a goto. However, the goto statement must be executed from within the switch. that is we cannot use the goto to jump into switch statement .

  1. With while, we can understand easily with this example
    int a = 0;
    while (a < 10)
        if (a == 5)
            goto cleanup;


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