DateAndTime.Weekday(DateTime, FirstDayOfWeek) Method


Returns an integer value containing a number representing the day of the week.

public static int Weekday (DateTime DateValue, Microsoft.VisualBasic.FirstDayOfWeek DayOfWeek = Microsoft.VisualBasic.FirstDayOfWeek.Sunday);
static member Weekday : DateTime * Microsoft.VisualBasic.FirstDayOfWeek -> int
Public Function Weekday (DateValue As DateTime, Optional DayOfWeek As FirstDayOfWeek = Microsoft.VisualBasic.FirstDayOfWeek.Sunday) As Integer



Required. A Date value for which you want to determine the day of the week.


Optional. A value chosen from the FirstDayOfWeek enumeration that specifies the first day of the week. If not specified, Sunday is used.



An integer value containing a number representing the day of the week.


DayOfWeek is less than 0 or more than 7.


The following example uses the Weekday function to obtain the day of the week from a specified date.

Dim oldDate As Date
Dim oldWeekDay As Integer
oldDate = #2/12/1969#
oldWeekDay = Weekday(oldDate)
' oldWeekDay now contains 4 because thisDate represents a Wednesday.


The value returned by the Weekday function corresponds to the values of the FirstDayOfWeek enumeration; that is, 1 indicates Sunday and 7 indicates Saturday.


Weekday uses the current calendar setting from the CurrentCulture property of the CultureInfo class in the System.Globalization namespace. The default CurrentCulture values are determined by Control Panel settings.

The DayOfWeek argument can have one of the following settings.

Enumeration value Value Description
FirstDayOfWeek.System 0 First day of week specified in system settings
FirstDayOfWeek.Sunday 1 Sunday (default)
FirstDayOfWeek.Monday 2 Monday (complies with ISO standard 8601, section 3.17)
FirstDayOfWeek.Tuesday 3 Tuesday
FirstDayOfWeek.Wednesday 4 Wednesday
FirstDayOfWeek.Thursday 5 Thursday
FirstDayOfWeek.Friday 6 Friday
FirstDayOfWeek.Saturday 7 Saturday

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