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What is the difference between "Else" and this?

  • I'm just making a simple pause menu. The events:

    WITHOUT ELSE

    This was my first try... for whatever reason, doesn't worked. So, I tried with an "Else":

    WITH ELSE

    And it works fine '-'

    So... my question is: the two methods isn't the same thing?

    Thanks.

  • Line3 in the first picture is [ELSEIF: Do something], so after that you have "imaginary Line4" with [ELSE: Do nothing].

    Line3 in 2nd picture is [ELSE: Do something].

    In your first picture, Line3 fired because the variable: pause is updated to 1in line2.

  • Line3 in the first picture is [ELSEIF: Do something], so after that you have "imaginary Line4" with [ELSE: Do nothing].

    Line3 in 2nd picture is [ELSE: Do something].

    In your first picture, Line3 fired because the variable: pause is updated to 1in line2.

    I disagree that it's an ELSEIF

    It's basically:

    IF <condition1> THEN <action1> ENDIF

    IF <condition2> THEN <action2> ENDIF

    not

    IF <condition1> THEN <action1>

    ELSEIF <condition2> THEN <action2>

    ENDIF

    In the former BOTH actions can execute (and in fact did; thus the OP's problem).

    In the latter only ONE action can execute.

  • > Line3 in the first picture is [ELSEIF: Do something], so after that you have "imaginary Line4" with [ELSE: Do nothing].

    > Line3 in 2nd picture is [ELSE: Do something].

    >

    > In your first picture, Line3 fired because the variable: pause is updated to 1in line2.

    >

    I disagree that it's an ELSEIF

    It's basically:

    IF <condition1> THEN <action1> ENDIF

    IF <condition2> THEN <action2> ENDIF

    not

    IF <condition1> THEN <action1>

    ELSEIF <condition2> THEN <action2>

    ENDIF

    In the former BOTH actions can execute (and in fact did; thus the OP's problem).

    In the latter only ONE action can execute.

    Oh yeah you're correct! What I have in mind was the else from elseif is referring to the pause=0 in previous line, I knew this but still making mistake. Sorry Zathan

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  • Nah it's fine, I knew what you meant, it's just that it might confuse a beginner (not necessarily the OP)

  • Construct 2 runs events from top to bottom. So in your first picture, the last action in line 2 sets pause to 1. It then goes on to the next line and since pause is set to 1 it runs the event. With an Else condition, line 3 cannot run if line 2 runs.

  • Hey codah just because I am OP you don't have to tell everyone. LOL

  • Hey codah just because I am OP you don't have to tell everyone. LOL

    Now I'm confused!

  • codah if you are confused! then you should contact TOM or Ashley through confused.co** LOL

  • hehehe thank you, guys

    Now I get it.. in fact, it's very simple.

    As Drakkith Said, "Construct 2 runs events from top to bottom".

    So, without the else in this case, there is nothing to stop the third line of execute.. it will always execute both lines.

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