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DateTime.DayOfWeek Property

Gets the day of the week represented by this instance.

[Visual Basic]
Public ReadOnly Property DayOfWeek As DayOfWeek
[C#]
public DayOfWeek DayOfWeek {get;}
[C++]
public: __property DayOfWeek get_DayOfWeek();
[JScript]
public function get DayOfWeek() : DayOfWeek;

Property Value

A DayOfWeek enumerated constant that indicates the day of the week. This property value ranges from zero, indicating Sunday, to six, indicating Saturday.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example demonstrates the DayOfWeek property and the System.DayOfWeek enumeration.

[Visual Basic] 
' This example demonstrates the DateTime.DayOfWeek property
Imports System

Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      ' Assume the current culture is en-US.
      ' Create a DateTime for the first of May, 2003.
      Dim dt As New DateTime(2003, 5, 1)
      Console.WriteLine("Is Thursday the day of the week for {0:d}?: {1}", _
                         dt, dt.DayOfWeek = DayOfWeek.Thursday)
      Console.WriteLine("The day of the week for {0:d} is {1}.", dt, dt.DayOfWeek)
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample
'
'This example produces the following results:
'
'Is Thursday the day of the week for 5/1/2003?: True
'The day of the week for 5/1/2003 is Thursday.
'

[C#] 
// This example demonstrates the DateTime.DayOfWeek property
using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
// Assume the current culture is en-US.
// Create a DateTime for the first of May, 2003.
    DateTime dt = new DateTime(2003, 5, 1);
    Console.WriteLine("Is Thursday the day of the week for {0:d}?: {1}", 
                       dt, dt.DayOfWeek == DayOfWeek.Thursday);
    Console.WriteLine("The day of the week for {0:d} is {1}.", dt, dt.DayOfWeek);
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

Is Thursday the day of the week for 5/1/2003?: True
The day of the week for 5/1/2003 is Thursday.
*/

[C++] 
// This example demonstrates the DateTime.DayOfWeek property
#using <mscorlib.dll>
using namespace System;

int main() 
{
// Assume the current culture is en-US.
// Create a DateTime for the first of May, 2003.
    DateTime dt = DateTime(2003, 5, 1);
    Console::WriteLine("Is Thursday the day of the week for {0:d}?: {1}", 
                        __box(dt), __box(dt.DayOfWeek == DayOfWeek::Thursday));
    Console::WriteLine("The day of the week for {0:d} is {1}.", 
                        __box(dt), __box(dt.DayOfWeek));
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

Is Thursday the day of the week for 5/1/2003?: True
The day of the week for 5/1/2003 is Thursday.
*/

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

DateTime Structure | DateTime Members | System Namespace | Ticks | Int32

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