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About Continue

JuanPablo Jofre|Last Updated: 11/17/2016
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

Describes how the Continue statement immediately returns the program flow to the top of a program loop.

LONG DESCRIPTION

In a script, the Continue statement immediately returns the program flow to the top of the innermost loop that is controlled by a For, Foreach, or While statement.

The Continue keyword supports labels. A label is a name you assign to a statement in a script. For information about labels, see about_Break.

In the following example, program flow returns to the top of the While loop if the $ctr variable is equal to 5. As a result, all the numbers between 1 and 10 are displayed except for 5:

while ($ctr -lt 10) { $ctr +=1 if ($ctr -eq 5) {continue} Write-Host $ctr }

Note that in a For loop, execution continues at the first line in the loop. If the arguments of the For statement test a value that is modified by the For statement, an infinite loop may result.

SEE ALSO

about_Break about_Comparison_Operators about_Throw about_Trap about_Try_Catch_Finally

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