yeh sorry that's not what I meant at all, that's just a glitch in my example :)
what I want is for my method to test an if statement first, then run a while loop after regardless of the result from the if statement. they're independant, but I need to run both in my method, so can't use else to get it going.
also tried using a goto, but that doesn't change anything. goto isn't something I want in my program either really.