Switch statement within Do-While loop doesn't exit

The code doesn't exit after I type "stop" - for some reason. Why? Step-by-step debugging shows that after I enter "stop" it's value consists of exactly 's','t','o','p' without any line breaks, etc. - however, the code still goesn't exit. Could anyone tell why, please?

import java.util.Scanner;

public class Application {
public static void main(String[] args) {
    Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);

    // asking username
    System.out.print("Username: ");
    String username = input.nextLine();

    String inpText;
    do {
        System.out.print(username + "$: ");
        inpText = input.nextLine();
        // analyzing
        switch (inpText) {
        case "start":
            System.out.println("> Machine started!");
        case "stop":
            System.out.println("> Stopped!");
            System.out.println("> Command not recognized");
    } while (inpText != "stop");



  • To compare Strings use .equals() and not ==, unless you really know what you are doing.
inpText != "stop" //Not recommended
!"stop".equals(inpText) //recommended

Cannot switch on a value of type String for source level below 1.7. Only convertible int values or enum variables are permitted

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