System.Time.timeZone.bias property

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Gets the number of minutes that a time zone is offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

This property is read-only.

Syntax

ibias = System.Time.timeZone.bias

Property value

Long that receives the UTC time zone offset.

Remarks

Time zones are expressed in positive or negative offsets from UTC. Local time is UTC plus the time zone offset for that location. An offset for daylight savings, if in effect, may also be applied.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to get system time details based on selected time zone.

var oSelectedTimeZone = System.Time.currentTimeZone;

// Set the time zone details.
var sTimeZoneDetails = function() 
{
    var sDetails = "";
    sDetails += "Bias: " + oSelectedTimeZone.bias + "<hr />";
    sDetails += "Display Name: " + oSelectedTimeZone.displayName + "<hr />";
    sDetails += "DST Bias: " + oSelectedTimeZone.DSTBias + "<hr />";
    sDetails += "DST Date: " + oSelectedTimeZone.DSTDate + "<hr />";
    sDetails += "DST Display Name: " + oSelectedTimeZone.DSTDisplayName + "<hr />";
    sDetails += "Name: " + oSelectedTimeZone.name + "<hr />";
    sDetails += "Standard Bias: " + oSelectedTimeZone.standardBias + "<hr />";
    sDetails += "Standard Date: " + oSelectedTimeZone.standardDate + "<hr />";
    sDetails += "Standard Display Name: " + oSelectedTimeZone.standardDisplayName;
    return sDetails;
}

Requirements

Minimum supported client
Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
End of client support
Windows 7
End of server support
Windows Server 2008
IDL
Sidebar.idl
DLL
Sidebar.Exe (version 1.00 or later)

See also

Reference

System.Time.timeZone

System.Time

timeZones

displayName

DSTBias

DSTDate

DSTDisplayName

name

standardBias

standardDate

standardDisplayName

currentTimeZone

getLocalTime