VFP Tutorial - Do ... While loop
Executes a section of code several times (zero, one or many times)
whilst an expression remains true. This example will keep keep adding
to a total until that total reaches 100;
lnLimit = 100
lnTotal = 0
If the expression lnTotal <
lnLimit evaluates as true
(.T. in FoxPro)
then the statements in the loop will be executed and the
expression will be evaluated again. The loop will continue
until the expression evaluates as false
(.F. in FoxPro).
If the expression evaluates as false when FoxPro first reaches
it then the statements inside the body of the loop will never
The code in this example will keep adding new items until the total
exceeds the limit.
The test condition must evaluate as .T.
or .F. because the logical values in
FoxPro are a separate data type and an integer result will not be
interpreted as a logical value.
This is the only form of the while loop in Foxpro. There is not an
alternative form with the expression being tested at the end of the
loop and there is not an inverted form which runs until the expression
evaluates as true.
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