You can add the Else key word to an If-Then-EndIf statement structure to provide an additional branch. JAWS performs any statements following the Else key word when the condition in the preceding If statement is found to be false. You add the Else key word to the If-Then-Endif structure following any statements to be performed when the preceding If statement is found to be true. Thus, you can perform a statement or group of statements when the condition you are testing is either true or false. An example of an If statement structure that includes the Else key word follows:
let iVerbosity = GetVerbosity ()
If iVerbosity == BEGINNER Then
SayFormattedMessage (OT_STATUS, "Beginner verbosity is in use.")
SayFormattedMessage (OT_STATUS, "Intermediate or advanced verbosity is in use.")
In the above example, JAWS compares the value stored in the iVerbosity variable to the value contained in the BEGINNER constant. When they are equal, JAWS performs the SayFormattedMessage function following the If statement and speaks "Beginner verbosity is in use." When the values are not equal, then JAWS performs the SayFormattedMessage function that follows the Else key word and speaks "Intermediate or advanced verbosity is in use." By adding the Else key word to the If statement above, you can account for both true and false conditions in the initial If statement.