Enumerating the day of week using the enum data type C++ code sample


Compiler: Visual C++ Express Edition 2005

Compiled on Platform: Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition

Header file: Standard

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Other info: none

To do: Displaying the days from enum data type

To show: How to define, declare and use the enum data type in C++ program




#include <iostream>

using namespace std;


// Define the  enum data type Days

enum Days


monday, //monday = 0 by default

tuesday = 0,//tuesday = 0 also

wednesday, //wednesday = 1

thursday, //thursday = 2

friday, //an so on.





int main(void)


// Declaring the enum variable

// Try changing the tuesday constant, recompile and re run this program

enum Days WhatDay = tuesday;


switch (WhatDay)


case 0: cout<<"It's Monday"<<endl;


default: cout<<"Other day"<<endl;


return 0;



Output example:


It's Monday

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