Join Dan Gookin for an in-depth discussion in this video Making multiple decisions with switch-case, part of Learning C (2014).
- The C Language let's you handle complex decisions…by stacking a bunch of if/else conditions.…Sometimes that structure can get a bit unwieldy.…As an alternative, you can employ the switch case structure…which is yet another decision making tool in the C Language.…In this movie, I introduce the switch case structure.…You'll see how it's constructed,…how it can handle multiple decisions,…plus I'll demonstrate a few tricks.…The bulk of this code is a switch case structure.…
It starts with a switch at line 10, this is followed…by a series of "case" statements,…each of which has its own statements.…The final piece, is default, it's followed…by its own statement as well…and then a closing curly bracket.…These are the elements of the switch case structure.…The switch case structure also makes use…of the "break" keyword.…So all told, this structure contains…four C Language keywords: switch, case, default, and break.…
Build and run the code to see what it does.…I'll type 1, "excellent choice."…Run it a few times to try out various options.…
- Understanding a C program
- Adding comments
- Using escape characters
- Working with values and placeholders
- Introducing variables
- Making a decision with if
- Adding functions
- Manipulating strings
- Building arrays
- Nesting structures
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Programming Basics
3. Program Flow Control
4. Intermediate C Language Concepts
5. Advanced C Language Concepts
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