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Java Break Statement

When a break statement is encountered inside a loop, the loop is immediately terminated and the program control resumes at the next statement following the loop.

The Java break is used to break loop or switch statement. It breaks the current flow of the program at specified condition. In case of inner loop, it breaks only inner loop.

We can use Java break statement in all types of loops such as for loop, while loop and do-while loop.

Syntax:

java break statement flowchart

Java Break Statement with Loop

Example:

Output:

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Java Break Statement with Inner Loop

It breaks inner loop only if you use break statement inside the inner loop.

Example:

Output:

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1 2
1 3
2 1
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Java Break Statement with Labeled For Loop

We can use break statement with a label. This feature is introduced since JDK 1.5. So, we can break any loop in Java now whether it is outer loop or inner.

Example:

Output:

1 1
1 2
1 3
2 1

Java Break Statement in while loop

Example:

Output:

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Java Break Statement in do-while loop

Example:

Output:

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Java Break Statement with Switch

To understand the example of break with switch statement, please visit here: Java Switch Statement.





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