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Detect/Convert Time Zones

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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
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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

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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

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