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Menu creation using switch-case

Creating a menu using switch case and run appropriate code piece based on menu selection.

Learning Objectives

  • Menu creation using switch case.
  • Use of cmath header for sqrt() function
  • Use of exit() function

Program Approach

  • Codes for different actions of area, perimeter and diagonal shall be written in different cases as given by the menu choices.

Source Code

TC++ #1978

Source Code

Run Output

Enter side of square =12
1. Find Area
2. Find Perimeter
3. Find Diagonal
4. Exit
Enter your choice : 1
Area = 144

Enter side of square =12
1. Find Area
2. Find Perimeter
3. Find Diagonal
4. Exit
Enter your choice : 3
Diagonal = 16.9706

Code Understanding

cout << “1. Find Area ” <<endl;
cout << “2. Find Perimeter ” <<endl;
cout << “3. Find Diagonal ” <<endl;
cout << “4. Exit ” << endl;
cout << “Enter your choice : ” ;
cin >> c ;
This is a simple way to show a menu and collect the option number in an integer variable.

case 1: cout << “Area = ” << s*s ; break ;
case 2: cout << “Perimeter = ” << 4*s ; break ;
case 3: cout << “Diagonal = ” << s*sqrt(2); break ;
Different functional formulas are used as per the menu choice.

case 4:exit(0);
This is a case where exit(0) function is used. exit(0) is equivalent to returning to operating system directly with 0 code passed to it. 0 code usually represent the successful completion of program without any known error.

default: cout << “Wrong Menu Choice” ;
Here we come out with option of wrong menu choice when user presses any key not present in the menu.


  • These kind of programs are usually written in do-while loop, so that if wrong menu choice is there the menu can be shown again.

Common Errors

  • Formula as per menu choice should be individually tested. Such programs often suffer from incorrect placement of formulas for a particular menu choice.

Suggested Filename(s): menu-using-switch.cpp


sunmitra| Created: 28-Dec-2017 | Updated: 15-Sep-2018|

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