TimeZone element (Regional Settings)

Applies to: SharePoint 2016 | SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Online | SharePoint Server 2013

Defines a time zone for regional settings in TIMEZONE.XML (%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\15\CONFIG) or specifies a time zone in RGNLSTNG.XML (%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\15\TEMPLATE\1033\XML).

<TimeZone
  Hidden = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  HTMLEncode = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  ID = "Integer"
    Name = "Text">
  <StandardTime>
  ...
    </StandardTime>
  <DaylightTime>
  ...
    </DaylightTime>
  <History>
  ...
    </History>
</TimeZone>

Elements and attributes

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute Description
Hidden
Optional Boolean.
HTMLEncode
Optional Boolean. TRUE to convert embedded characters so that they are displayed as text in the browser. In other words, characters that could be confused with HTML tags are converted to entities.
ID
Required Integer. Specifies the ID for the time zone.
Name
Required Text. Specifies the name of the time zone.

Child elements

Parent elements

Occurrences

  • Minimum: 0
  • Maximum: Unbounded

Remarks

Outside the context of RGNLSTNG.XML or TIMEZONE.XML, use an empty TimeZone element to return the current time zone.

Example

The following example from the file TIMEZONE.XML defines a time zone.

<TimeZone ID="13" Name="(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada); 
      Tijuana" Hidden="FALSE">
   <Bias>480</Bias>
   <StandardTime>
      <Bias>0</Bias>
      <Date>
         <Month>10</Month>
         <Day>5</Day>
         <Hour>2</Hour>
      </Date>
   </StandardTime>
   <DaylightTime>
      <Bias>-60</Bias>
      <Date>
         <Month>4</Month>
         <Day>1</Day>
         <Hour>2</Hour>
      </Date>
   </DaylightTime>
</TimeZone>