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Determining the Day-of-Week for a Particular Date

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This section simply show the current day in word i.e. the Day of Week for a particular date.

Determining the Day-of-Week for a Particular Date

     

This section simply show the current day in word i.e. the Day of Week for a particular date. Here, you can learn about the way of doing that.

Following program helps you for showing the current day in word. This program gets the day of the week using Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK i.e. the special field of the Calendar class. It returns the numeric value between 1 to 7.

Here, each and every day is specified for the specific returned value like 1-Sunday, 2-Monday, 3-Tueseday, 4-Wednesday, 5-Thursday, 6-Friday and 7-Saturday. These specification is completed in the switch construct.

Here is the code of the program:

import java.util.*;

public class DayOfWeek{
  public static void main(String[] args){
  Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
  int day = cal.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK);
  System.out.print("Today is ");
  switch(day){
  case 1: System.out.print("Sunday");
  break;
  case 2: System.out.print("Monday");
  break;
  case 3: System.out.print("Tueseday");
  break;
  case 4: System.out.print("Wednesday");
  break;
  case 5: System.out.print("Thursday");
  break;
  case 6: System.out.print("Friday");
  break;
  case 7: System.out.print("Saturday");
  break;
  }
  System.out.print(".");
  }
}

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Posted on: April 16, 2007

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Betlista
February 14, 2014
Use constants...

Use constants in case, for example case Calendar.MONDAY...
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