Instance Method

startOfDayForDate:

Returns the first moment of a given date as a date instance.

Declaration

- (NSDate *)startOfDayForDate:(NSDate *)date;

Parameters

date

The date for which to perform the calculation.

Return Value

An NSDate instance representing the first moment date of the given date.

Discussion

For example, passing [NSDate date] for the date parameter would give you the start of “today.”

Special Considerations

If there were two midnights, this method returns the first. If there was none, it returns the first moment that did exist.

See Also

Scanning Dates

- enumerateDatesStartingAfterDate:matchingComponents:options:usingBlock:

Computes the dates that match (or most closely match) a given set of components, and calls the block once for each of them, until the enumeration is stopped.

- nextDateAfterDate:matchingComponents:options:

Returns the next date after a given date matching the given components.

- nextDateAfterDate:matchingHour:minute:second:options:

Returns the next date after a given date that matches the given hour, minute, and second, component values.

- nextDateAfterDate:matchingUnit:value:options:

Returns the next date after a given date matching the given calendar unit value.

NSCalendarOptions

The options for arithmetic operations involving calendars.

NSWrapCalendarComponents

A legacy constant used to control overflow in date calculations.