# How to get date of next friday

HI i have a date let say 2020-02-14 how can i find next coming friday date which will be (2020-02-21)
can anybody help in this ?

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static string GetNextFriday(DateTime dt)
{
int diff = (int)(dt.DayOfWeek - DayOfWeek.Friday);
var str = â€śâ€ť;
if (diff == 0)
{
str = â€śToday is Fridayâ€ť;
}
else if (diff < 0)
{
str = "Next friday is : " + dt.AddDays(Math.Abs(diff)).ToShortDateString();
}
else if (diff > 0)
{
str = "Next friday is : " + dt.AddDays(Math.Abs(6)).ToShortDateString();
}
return str;
}

//calling method
Console.WriteLine(GetNextFriday(DateTime.Now));
Console.WriteLine(GetNextFriday(new DateTime(2020,02,28)));
Console.WriteLine(GetNextFriday(new DateTime(2020, 03, 01)));

Hi,

Hope the following expression helps you.

``````dt.AddDays(if(dt.DayOfWeek<DayofWeek.Friday,DayOfWeek.Friday-dt.DayOfWeek,7-dt.DayOfWeek+DayOfWeek.Friday))
``````

dt is datetime variable.

Regards,

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Hi @goharmalik,

For this you can try this expression,

`date1.AddDays(5-Convert.ToInt32(date1.DayOfWeek))`

Example -
here date1 is DateTime variable.
`Convert.ToInt32(date1.DayOfWeek)` â€”> this will convert DayOfWeek in number(letâ€™s take todayâ€™s date 2020/02/26, DayOfWeek is Wednesday then, itâ€™ll be 3)
As 5th day is friday, `(5-Convert.ToInt32(date1.DayOfWeek))` â€”> 5-3 becomes 2.
`date1.AddDays(2)` â€”> 2020/02/28 which is coming friday.

thatâ€™s it.

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you can try below -

Today - 26Feb
Output for Next Friday is 28Freb

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@samir I have a doubt. When it is saturday, (5-Convert.ToInt32(date1.DayOfWeek)) this returns -1 and wont it give previous friday rather than future date?

@samir Let suppose the date is 29/02/2020. This expression will give me the date of 28/02/2020 for Friday. The expression is expected to give next Friday but this will give past Friday.

try this,

``````If(date1.AddDays(5-CInt(Date1.DayOfWeek))<=date1,date1.AddDays(5-CInt(Date1.DayOfWeek)).AddDays(7),date1.AddDays(5-CInt(Date1.DayOfWeek)))
``````

this will give to next coming Friday even if given date day is Friday.

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it is working thanks

it worked

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