Function Reference


_Date_Time_GetTimeZoneInformation

Retrieves the current time zone settings

#include <Date.au3>
_Date_Time_GetTimeZoneInformation ( )

Return Value

Returns an array with the following format:
[0] - Daylight savings setting. Can be one of the following:
-1 - Failure
0 - Daylight savings time is not used in the current time zone
1 - Daylight savings time operating with standard time
2 - Daylight savings time operating with daylight savings time
[1] - The current bias for local time translation on this computer.
The bias is the difference in minutes between Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and local time.
All translations between UTC and local time use the following formula: UTC = local time + bias
[2] - The description for standard time
[3] - A $tagSYSTEMTIME structure that contains a date and local time when the transition from daylight saving time to standard time occurs.
[4] - The bias value to be used during local time translations that occur during standard time.
This value is added to the value of the Bias to form the bias used during standard time.
In most time zones, this value is zero.
[5] - The description for daylight saving time
[6] - A $tagSYSTEMTIME structure that contains a date and local time when the transition from standard time to daylight saving time occurs.
[7] - The bias value to be used during local time translations that occur during daylight saving time.
This value is added to the value of the Bias member to form the bias used during daylight saving time. In most time zones this value is –60.

Remarks

In the $tagSYSTEMTIME structure, the wHour and wMinute members represent the transition time, the wDayOfWeek member to the appropriate weekday, and the wDay member indicating the occurrence of the day of the week within the month (1 to 5, where 5 indicates the final occurrence during the month if that day of the week does not occur 5 times).

Using this notation, specify 02:00 on the first Sunday in April as follows: wHour = 2, wMonth = 4, wDayOfWeek = 0, wDay = 1. Specify 02:00 on the last Thursday in October as follows: wHour = 2, wMonth = 10, wDayOfWeek = 4, wDay = 5.

Related

$tagSYSTEMTIME, _Date_Time_SetTimeZoneInformation

Example

#include <Date.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

; Under Vista the Windows API "SetTimeZoneInformation" may be rejected due to system security

Global $g_idMemo

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $aOld, $aNew

    ; Create GUI
    GUICreate("Time", 400, 300)
    $g_idMemo = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 2, 2, 396, 296, $WS_VSCROLL)
    GUICtrlSetFont($g_idMemo, 9, 400, 0, "Courier New")
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    ; Show current time zone information
    $aOld = _Date_Time_GetTimeZoneInformation()
    ShowTimeZoneInformation($aOld, "Current")

    ; Set new time zone information
    If Not _Date_Time_SetTimeZoneInformation($aOld[1], "A3L CST", $aOld[3], $aOld[4], "A3L CDT", $aOld[6], $aOld[7]) Then
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Error", "System timezone cannot be SET" & @CRLF & @CRLF & _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage())
        Exit
    EndIf

    ; Show new time zone information
    $aNew = _Date_Time_GetTimeZoneInformation()
    ShowTimeZoneInformation($aNew, "New")

    ; Reset original time zone information
    _Date_Time_SetTimeZoneInformation($aOld[1], $aOld[2], $aOld[3], $aOld[4], $aOld[5], $aOld[6], $aOld[7])

    ; Show current time zone information
    $aOld = _Date_Time_GetTimeZoneInformation()
    ShowTimeZoneInformation($aOld, "Reset")

    ; Loop until the user exits.
    Do
    Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
EndFunc   ;==>Example

; Write a line to the memo control
Func MemoWrite($sMessage)
    GUICtrlSetData($g_idMemo, $sMessage & @CRLF, 1)
EndFunc   ;==>MemoWrite

; Show time zone information
Func ShowTimeZoneInformation(ByRef $aInfo, $sComment)
    MemoWrite("******************* " & $sComment & " *******************")
    MemoWrite("Result ............: " & $aInfo[0])
    MemoWrite("Current bias ......: " & $aInfo[1])
    MemoWrite("Standard name .....: " & $aInfo[2])
    MemoWrite("Standard date/time : " & _Date_Time_SystemTimeToDateTimeStr($aInfo[3]))
    MemoWrite("Standard bias......: " & $aInfo[4])
    MemoWrite("Daylight name .....: " & $aInfo[5])
    MemoWrite("Daylight date/time : " & _Date_Time_SystemTimeToDateTimeStr($aInfo[6]))
    MemoWrite("Daylight bias......: " & $aInfo[7])
EndFunc   ;==>ShowTimeZoneInformation