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Given a date get the previous date which is not a sat or sunday

Posted on 2013-10-24
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How can I get the previous date for DateTime.Today which is not a sat or sunday
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Question by:countrymeister
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Mike Tomlinson earned 1200 total points
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Lots of ways...here's one:
            DateTime dt = DateTime.Today;
            dt = dt.AddDays(-1);
            while (dt.DayOfWeek == DayOfWeek.Saturday || dt.DayOfWeek == DayOfWeek.Sunday)
            {
                dt = dt.AddDays(-1);
            }

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by:Pavel_Kudishin
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DateTime today = DateTime.Today;
switch (today.DayOfWeek)
{
    case DayOfWeek.Monday:
        return today.AddDays(-3);
    case DayOfWeek.Sunday:
        return today.AddDays(-2);
    default:
        return today.AddDays(-1);
}

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