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I would like to create a visual basic form with a textbox in which a date would be entered. By pressing a button all the years would be pasted in a label where the entered date is on the same weekday.
For example date 4th of May in which of the next 100 years is on Monday?
I'm quite stuck with the loop.

What I have tried:

Dim birthdate As Date
Dim lastyear As Date = birthdate.AddYears(100)

Do While birthdate <= lastyear
birthdate = birthdate.AddDays(1)

Updated 21-May-20 15:43pm

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Solution 1

1. Retrieve birthday from textbox.
2. Create a variable to store the DayOfWeek from the birthday.
3. Now go into your loop....
4. Check the DayOfWeek property and compare to what you stored in your variable.
5. Add a year
6. Close the loop

DayOfWeek reference:
DateTime.DayOfWeek Property (System) | Microsoft Docs[^]
Richard Deeming 22-May-20 6:56am
Remembering to take extra care if the date is 29th February, since AddYears(1) will return 28th February for the following year. :)
bobdetroit81 22-May-20 17:12pm
I've created the following code:
Dim birthdate As Date = TextBox2.Text
Dim a As Integer = birthdate.DayOfWeek

Dim lastyear As Date = birthdate.AddYears(100)
Dim count As Integer

Do While birthdate <= lastyear
birthdate = birthdate.AddYears(1)
If birthdate.DayOfWeek = a Then
count = count + 1
End If

I've tested it, it works. Then I read your comment. I've tested the what happens if the birthday is on 2/29...Then I understood your comment, and I'm confused now... :(
MadMyche 22-May-20 17:44pm
Well... this is the time for an Executive Decision on what should be done for that special case, and then re-code accordingly

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