GOTO

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Language Keyword

Jumps to a statement label.


Syntax

GOTO label

Part Type Description
label String Label to which to jump.

Notes

The GOTO statement is included for historical reasons only. Historically, GOTO was used extensively in unstructured code to manage flow-of-control. At that time, a program consisted of a single master code segment, with flow-of-control managed by numerous GOTO statements that jumped execution around from one section of code to another. In time, such programs proved very hard to maintain because the underlying logic of the program was difficult to follow-especially after the original programmer left the project. The inability to maintain unstructured programs led to the development of event-driven, object-oriented programming environments such as Xojo.

The label appears on a separate line and it is followed by an ":" character.

Examples

The following example displays a warning message if Checkbox1 is checked.

If checkbox1.value then
GOTO myCode
End If

//Return used to keep RB from executing the labelled statement anyway
Return
myCode: //label to jump to
MsgBox "Unstructured programming is bad"


In place of all this, it is recommended that you use:

If Not CheckBox1.Value then Return


See Also

Exit, Return statements.

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