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Is a date on a weekend

ding-dong asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
I need to find out if a date I have selected from a datetimepicker is a saturday or sunday. How can i test a date for example; 14/10/2007.
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Hi ding-dong,

You can use the DayOfTheWeek function which returns the day of the week constants:

  DayMonday = 1;
  DayTuesday = 2;
  DayWednesday = 3;
  DayThursday = 4;
  DayFriday = 5;
  DaySaturday = 6;
  DaySunday = 7;

Good luck,


er, just to be clear in my previous post, when I said
function DayOfTheWeek(const AValue: TDateTime): Word;
--I didn't mean you should add that function to your unit -- that function is part of DateUtils -- you just call that procedure using that syntax.

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
X : Integer;
// SplitStr('This is a test of this stuff', 4, ListBox1.Items);
X := DayofWeek(DateTimePicker1.DateTime);
If (X > 1) and (X < 7) then
 Edit1.text := 'This is a weekday'
   Edit1.Text := 'This is a weekend';


Had stuff in there from another post. Corrected...

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
 X : Integer;
 X := DayofWeek(DateTimePicker1.DateTime);
 If (X > 1) and (X < 7) then
  Edit1.text := 'This is a weekday'
    Edit1.Text := 'This is a weekend';

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