Have you ever needed to know what day of the week a
given date falls on? Whether you use this knowledge
simply for planning your vacations (as I do) or you've
got a more noble use in mind, it's a piece of
information that can be pretty handy.
To find the day of the week that a given date falls on,
you can use the Weekday function built into VBScript:
<%= Weekday(#July 4, 2002#) %>
The above will return the value 5 since the date specfied
falls on a Thursday and Thursday is the 5th day of the week.
From here you could easily write a function to take this value and
return the name of the day, but there's no need to...
VBScript will do it for you.
If you want VBScript to return the name of the day and not
just a number, you just use the WeekdayName function to
convert the number into the appropriate name:
<%= WeekdayName(Weekday(#July 4, 2002#)) %>
The line above will return Thursday.
Supplying the optional parameter for
Abbreviate and setting it to True
(as illustrated below) will return an abbreviated version.