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Find the count of a weekday between two dates without iterating/looping

By , 10 Nov 2011
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public static class ExtendDateTime
    public int CountWeekDays(this DateTime thisdate, DateTime thatDate)
        int days = Math.Abs((thisDate - thatDate).Days) + 1;
        return = ((days/7) * 5) + (days % 7);
Usage would be like this:
DateTime startDate = new DateTime(2011, 11, 1);
int weekdays = startDate.CountWeekDays(new DateTime(2011, 11, 30));
BTW, if you haven't noticed, this extension method works whether the date being compared occurs in the future OR in the past.


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralProblem With Code Is this run with C#.Net 2.0 or Only Run i... PingroupTechnoses29-Dec-11 20:18 
GeneralThis will not count a week day occurrences between two dates... PinmemberRavi LVS10-Nov-11 15:32 
GeneralRe: Well, you changed the tip's content (and subject), so of cou... PinmvpJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer12-Nov-11 12:52 

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