C# Goto Statement

In this chapter you will learn:
  • What is goto statement in C#?
  • What is the functionality of goto statement?
  • How to use goto statement in C# programming?

The goto statement is a jump statement that controls the execution of the program to another segment of the same program. You create a label at anywhere in the program then can pass the execution control via the goto statements.

Example:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;

namespace goto_statements
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            string name;

        label: //creating label with colon(:)

            Console.WriteLine("Enter your name: ");
            name = Console.ReadLine();

            Console.WriteLine("Welcome {0}", name);
            Console.WriteLine("Press Ctrl + C for Exit\n");

            goto label; //jump to label statement           
        }
    }
}

 
Note: To terminate the program press Ctrl+C

Output

Enter your name :
Steven
Welcome Steven
Press Ctrl + C for ExitEnter your name :
Clark
Welcome Clark
Press Ctrl + C for ExitEnter your name :
Steven Clark
Welcome Steven Clark
Press Ctrl + C for Exit

Enter your name : __

Summary

In this chapter, you learned what goto statement is in C# and how to use it in programming. In next chapter you will learn about break statement in C#.

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