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FOR...NEXT


Control flow statement for looping

Syntax:
For iterator [ KeyPgAs as DataType datatype ] = startvalue To endvalue [ Step stepvalue ]
[ statement block ]
Next [ iterator ]

Parameters:
iterator
a variable identifier that is used to iterate from an initial value to an end value
datatype
If specified, the variable iterator will automatically be declared with the type datatype
startvalue
an expression that denotes the starting value of the iterator
endvalue
an expression used to compare with the value of the iterator
stepvalue
an expression that is added to the iterator after every iteration

Description:
A For...Next loop initializes iterator to startvalue, then executes the statement block's, incrementing iterator by stepvalue until it reaches endvalue. If stepvalue is not explicitly given it will set to 1.
The values of stepvalue and endvalue are stored internally immediately following execution of the For statement and thus neither can be changed inside the For loop. (the variables that define them can be changed, but changing those variables inside the For loop will not affect its execution. See examples)

The iterator must be an intrinsic scalar: only KeyPgStatic Static/KeyPgShared Shared variables and local variables can be used; no other kind can be used, including array elements, UDT members, KeyPgByref Byref parameters or any kind of dereferenced address.

The iterator may be defined having the same scope as the For statement by using the KeyPgAs as DataType datatype syntax. With this syntax, iterator is created and destroyed within the For...Next scope. See dialect differences below.
If endvalue is less than startvalue then a negative stepvalue must be specified or the statement block will not execute at all, since startvalue compares greater than endvalue.
The For statement causes the execution of the statements in the statement block until iterator compares greater than endvalue (or less than endvalue if stepvalue < 0). iterator will be incremented the amount of stepvalue following each execution of the statement block. If an increment is not given, iterator will be implicitly incremented by 1.
If an KeyPgExit Exit For statement is encountered inside the statement block, the loop is terminated, and execution resumes immediately following the enclosing Next statement. If a KeyPgContinue Continue For statement is encountered, the rest of the statement block is skipped until the block's corresponding Next statement. The counter's value is incremented and the loop restarted if it is still within the bounds given by endvalue.
Like all control flow statements, the For statement can be nested, that is, it can be used in a statement block of another For statement.
For, Next, and Step are operators that can be overloaded inside user defined types. See KeyPgOpFor Operator For, KeyPgOpNext Operator Next, KeyPgOpStep Operator Step

Examples:
Print "counting from 3 to 0, with a step of -0.5"
For i As Single = 3 To 0 Step -0.5
    Print "i is " & i
Next i

Dim As Integer i, j, k, toTemp, stepTemp
j = 9: k = 1

For i = 0 To j Step k
   
    j = 0: k = 0 '' Changing j and k has no effect on the current loop.
    Print i;
   
Next i
Print

' Internally, this is what the above example does:
j = 9: k = 1

i = 0: toTemp = j: stepTemp = k
Do While IIf(stepTemp >= 0, i <= toTemp, i >= toTemp)
   
    j = 0: k = 0 '' Changing j and k has no effect on the current loop.
    Print i;
   
    i += stepTemp
Loop
Print


Dialect Differences:
Differences from QB:
See also:
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