473,727 Members | 2,034 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
+ Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Detect/Convert Time Zones

I had an update function in software I wrote. IT worked great for the
people in my time zone. It would check a file on a server and a file on
their computer and if it appeared earlier than the update it would
download to them.

However, I actually got a customer out of my time zone. The result was
for the next hour it kept prompting them to update.

My question is how could I detect the time zone and account for it in
checking with a file on a server to verify if they need an update?

Thank you for your help.


Nov 21 '05 #1
1 1217
Just use times in UTC. As long as each user has their time zone setup
correctly those times will be the same for all your users. Of course this
does not apply to a web application, but I don't think that's your case.

Jerry

"scorpion53 061" <ad***@nospampl easekjmsolution s.com> wrote in message
news:%2******** *******@tk2msft ngp13.phx.gbl.. .
I had an update function in software I wrote. IT worked great for the
people in my time zone. It would check a file on a server and a file on
their computer and if it appeared earlier than the update it would
download to them.

However, I actually got a customer out of my time zone. The result was
for the next hour it kept prompting them to update.

My question is how could I detect the time zone and account for it in
checking with a file on a server to verify if they need an update?

Thank you for your help.


Nov 21 '05 #2

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

6
12938
by: David Graham | last post by:
Hi I have asked this question in alt.php as the time() function as used in setcookie belongs to php - or does it belong equally in the javascript camp - bit confused about that. Anyway, can anyone here put me straight on the following: I had a look at the time() function came across this: "To clarify, it seems this function returns the time of the computer's clock and does not do any timezone adjustments to return GMT, so you are...
11
4674
by: lduperval | last post by:
Hi, I`m trying to do date calculations in three types of time zones: local, GMT and specified. The issue I am facing is that I need to be able to specify a date in the proper time zone, and I`m having a heck of a time doing so. I have created a form where I use drop downs do specify year, month, date, hour, minute and seconds. When the form is loaded, the dropdowns have to display the proper values for the current time zone type. This
12
2399
by: Kevin Blount | last post by:
I'm playing with dragable <DIV>s, being inspired by google.com/ig, where you can move items on the page around and have items you move over change position if necessary. I have 3 div's setup, one for each dragable item (boxes about 100x150px), inside another div that sets up a border. my script is instigated by an onMouseOver event and works great for moving items, setting the opacity, etc. The only trouble is (and I guess I should...
6
2851
by: Rebecca Smith | last post by:
Today’s question involves two time text boxes each set to a different time zone. Initially txtCurrentTime will be set to Pacific Time or system time. This will change with system time as we travel across the country. txtRaceTime will always be set to Central Time regardless of where we are in the US. At first I tried ‘Now() – “xx:xx:xx” but that produced an error. Anyway as we approach the east coast the ‘minus’ would need to be a...
2
6849
by: andrew007 | last post by:
I do xml / xslt transformation using asp.net but I found any value (w/xml format) in xml node html-encoded to &lt and &gt format if it's > or < tag. Since I have sub xml data in a parent xml node as a value. Check out the following problem. I want to convert the value in <WpDatesXml> node to have a valid "<" and ">" instead of &lt or &gt format so that I can use this xml for another use. Please help! <NewDataSet> <Table1>
0
1418
by: Randall Parker | last post by:
I realize that methods like DateTime.ToLocalTime() and DateTime.ToUniveralTime() exist. But suppose one wants to query out data from a database that has UTC times in it. Suppose one wants to have a DataGrid with BoundColumn rows that are dates and times. Can one somehow in specifying the formatting for a date column say "date the bound date and treat it as UTC and convert it to PST when the page is rendered"? Or does one have to go thru...
0
1744
by: Sabotage | last post by:
Hi all, I am looking to download time zones list for my multilingual software. I found time zones list in english here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wpossetup/htm/microsofttimezoneindexvalues.asp Could anybody advice where could I download time zones list in french, italian, etc? I googled a lot but without any success. Thanks a lot.
1
1871
by: sebasC | last post by:
the code below is used on a site to show time in multiple time zones on the website what i need is to convert the php code below to asp so that it will work. because the clock shows on the site but does not update. I included the javascript to help to illustrate how the code interacts to create the time displayed <? $timers = Array("New York"=>-5, "London"=>0, "Tokyo"=>9, "Sao Paulo"=>-3, ...
10
4023
by: WebCM | last post by:
There is a function: http://paste.ubuntu.com/21865 It needs GMT date in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format - in SQL: datetime. If date is the same as today, the function returns "Today". There is one problem. This function does not recognize time zones. How to adjust date to user's time zone? Is converting to timestamp() and then to format readable to visitors the one and only solution (e.g. strtotime() + date() OR DateTime object)? Perhaps,...
0
9406
Oralloy
by: Oralloy | last post by:
Hello folks, I am unable to find appropriate documentation on the type promotion of bit-fields when using the generalised comparison operator "<=>". The problem is that using the GNU compilers, it seems that the internal comparison operator "<=>" tries to promote arguments from unsigned to signed. This is as boiled down as I can make it. Here is my compilation command: g++-12 -std=c++20 -Wnarrowing bit_field.cpp Here is the code in...
0
9261
jinu1996
by: jinu1996 | last post by:
In today's digital age, having a compelling online presence is paramount for businesses aiming to thrive in a competitive landscape. At the heart of this digital strategy lies an intricately woven tapestry of website design and digital marketing. It's not merely about having a website; it's about crafting an immersive digital experience that captivates audiences and drives business growth. The Art of Business Website Design Your website is...
1
9185
by: Hystou | last post by:
Overview: Windows 11 and 10 have less user interface control over operating system update behaviour than previous versions of Windows. In Windows 11 and 10, there is no way to turn off the Windows Update option using the Control Panel or Settings app; it automatically checks for updates and installs any it finds, whether you like it or not. For most users, this new feature is actually very convenient. If you want to control the update process,...
1
6703
isladogs
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe User Group meeting will be on Wednesday 1 May 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC+1) and finishing by 19:30 (7.30PM). In this session, we are pleased to welcome a new presenter, Adolph Dupré who will be discussing some powerful techniques for using class modules. He will explain when you may want to use classes instead of User Defined Types (UDT). For example, to manage the data in unbound forms. Adolph will...
0
6012
by: conductexam | last post by:
I have .net C# application in which I am extracting data from word file and save it in database particularly. To store word all data as it is I am converting the whole word file firstly in HTML and then checking html paragraph one by one. At the time of converting from word file to html my equations which are in the word document file was convert into image. Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActiveDocument.Select();...
0
4521
by: TSSRALBI | last post by:
Hello I'm a network technician in training and I need your help. I am currently learning how to create and manage the different types of VPNs and I have a question about LAN-to-LAN VPNs. The last exercise I practiced was to create a LAN-to-LAN VPN between two Pfsense firewalls, by using IPSEC protocols. I succeeded, with both firewalls in the same network. But I'm wondering if it's possible to do the same thing, with 2 Pfsense firewalls...
0
4786
by: adsilva | last post by:
A Windows Forms form does not have the event Unload, like VB6. What one acts like?
1
3229
by: 6302768590 | last post by:
Hai team i want code for transfer the data from one system to another through IP address by using C# our system has to for every 5mins then we have to update the data what the data is updated we have to send another system
2
2641
muto222
by: muto222 | last post by:
How can i add a mobile payment intergratation into php mysql website.

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.