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Causes the remaining portion of the enclosing for, range-for, while or do-while loop body skipped.

Used when it is otherwise awkward to ignore the remaining portion of the loop using conditional statements.

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Syntax

continue

Explanation

This statement works as a shortcut to the end of the enclosing loop body.

In case of while or do-while loops, the next statement executed is the condition check (Template:sparam). In case of for loop, the next statements executed are the iteration expression and condition check (Template:sparam, Template:sparam). After that the loop continues as normal.

Keywords

continue

Example

#include <iostream>
 
int main() 
{
    for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
        if (i != 5) continue;
        std::cout << i << " ";       //this statement is skipped each time i!=5
    }
 
    std::cout << '\n';
 
    for (int j = 0; j < 2; j++) {
        for (int k = 0; k < 5; k++) {   //only this loop is affected by continue
            if (k == 3) continue;
            std::cout << j << k << " "; //this statement is skipped each time k==3
        }
    }
}

Output:

5
00 01 02 04 10 11 12 14