# C break

C break statement is used to break the execution of current loop in between the loop or to prevent the code to check the next switch case.

Break statement breaks the continuity of the containing loop only, i.e, external loops will not get affected because of Break statement in inner loop.

Syntax:

loop/conditions statements

{

statements;

break;

}

Example 1: Use of Break Statement in Switch Case

#include <stdio.h>   void main() { int num = 5; switch (num) { case 1: printf ("One!"); break; case 2: printf ("Two!"); break; case 3: printf ("Three!"); break; case 4: printf ("Four!"); break; case 5: printf ("Five!"); break; default: printf ("Other!"); } }

Output

Five!

Example 2: Use of Break Statement in For Loop

#include <stdio.h>   void main() { int i;   for (i = 1; i <= 10; i++) { printf ("%d", i); printf ("\t"); if (i == 5) break; } }

Output

1 2 3 4 5