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VB .Net networkdays function Analysis toolpak support help requested.

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I am new to VB .NET and am wishing to create an application that uses the networkdays function of the analysis toolpak addin available in excel to generate number of working days between start and end dates within a table, taking into account the holidays held within a separate table.
Can you tell me if this is possible and how best to proceed?

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by:iboutchkine
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Busines days between 2 dates

Function BusinessDateDiff(ByVal startDate As Date, ByVal endDate As Date,
 Optional ByVal saturdayIsHoliday As Boolean = True) As Integer
    Dim incr As Integer

    ' incr can be +1 or -1
    If startDate < endDate Then incr = 1 Else incr = -1

    Do Until startDate = endDate
        ' skip to previous or next day
        startDate = startDate.AddDays(incr)
        If startDate.DayOfWeek <> DayOfWeek.Sunday AndAlso _
            (startDate.DayOfWeek <> DayOfWeek.Saturday Or Not
saturdayIsHoliday) Then
            ' if it's a weekday add/subtract one to the result
            BusinessDateDiff += incr
        End If
    Loop
    ' when the loop is exited the function name contains the correct
result
End Function


There are different holidays for every company. I guess that you have to calculate holidays from your table and subtract it from the total. Don't forget to check if the holiday is on the week end.
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by:CorpSystems
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thanks for your idea.
Does this mean the excel networkdays function is not available as an addin to VB .Net? ie that I cannot do the equivalent
networkdays(start_date, end_Date, holidays) type call within a .NET program?
I'd rather not reinvent the wheel if there is a COM class I can reference in .NET  which contains this functionality.

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I don't think so.
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