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Java default Keyword

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Specify some code to run if there is no case match in a switch block:

int day = 4;
switch (day) {
  case 6:
    System.out.println("Today is Saturday");
  case 7:
    System.out.println("Today is Sunday");
    System.out.println("Looking forward to the Weekend");
/ Outputs "Looking forward to the Weekend"

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Definition and Usage

The default keyword the default block of code in a switch statement.

The default keyword specifies some code to run if there is no case match in the switch.

Note: if the default keyword is used as the last statement in a switch block, it does not need a break.

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Read more about the switch statement in our Java Switch Tutorial.

❮ Java Keywords