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Offset from UTC

is there a way to get the offset of time from UTC in BrightScript? something similar to javascript getTimezoneOffset() http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/jsref_gettimezoneoffset.asp ?
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Re: Offset from UTC

"bathejasumeet" wrote:
is there a way to get the offset of time from UTC in BrightScript? something similar to javascript getTimezoneOffset() http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/jsref_gettimezoneoffset.asp ?


dt = CreateObject ("roDateTime")
utcHours = dt.GetHours ()
dt.ToLocalTime ()
localHours = dt.GetHours ()
utcOffset = localHours - utcHours
https://github.com/belltown/
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Re: Offset from UTC

That's a good approach, but it doesn't properly handle timezones which are offset from GMT by a non-integral number of hours. Better to use AsSeconds() rather than GetHours().

--Mark
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Re: Offset from UTC

I was just thinking the same thing, and was just changing my reply as you responded:

dt = CreateObject ("roDateTime")
utcSeconds = dt.AsSeconds ()
dt.ToLocalTime ()
localSeconds = dt.AsSeconds ()
utcSecondsOffset = localSeconds - utcSeconds
utcHoursOffset = utcSecondsOffset / 3600
https://github.com/belltown/
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Re: Offset from UTC

Thanx a lot, the approach worked Smiley Happy
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@belltown wrote:
I was just thinking the same thing, and was just changing my reply as you responded:

dt = CreateObject ("roDateTime")
utcSeconds = dt.AsSeconds ()
dt.ToLocalTime ()
localSeconds = dt.AsSeconds ()
utcSecondsOffset = localSeconds - utcSeconds
utcHoursOffset = utcSecondsOffset / 3600

that's tick is good. Now, Direct method available for offset GetTimeZoneOffset(). But, some times time differences found 4.5 or 3.5. So, How to convert 3.5 to 3 hours 30 mins or 4.5 to 4 hours 30 mins.

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