switch statement tests a variable for one or more cases. If the value of the variable matches the case, then the statement or statements associated with that case are executed. Equivalent code can be achieved by coding an if...else if... sequence, however, the if...else if... sequence requires the test condition to be repeated for every case, thus requiring more coding and producing code that is more challenging to maintain. To write a program that uses the
switch statement, follow these four steps.
switchstatement. Type in the following Java statements.
switchstatement determines the correct output based on user input.
switchstatement correctly responded in the output. If you wish, try additional tests with other integers and even without an integer.