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Hi,
I need to determine what GMT it is. I'm validating against a GMT sent from Sybase which APPEARS to give the correct GMT. Using VB I get errors because tthe VB version is an hour out. Now, using the code below, I tried looking at two dates, one in Jan, another in July. London should be one hour different. I tried Sydney too and that should make 1 hour, the opprsite way BUT the Bias I get from GetTimeZoneInformation seems to be identical. What am I doing wrong? Is there another solution? (I'm on Windows 2000, VB6)


Dim MyTZ As OS_TIME_ZONE_INFORMATION

  Call GetTimeZoneInformation(MyTZ)
  GetDateTimeGMT = Now + (MyTZ.Bias / 60) / 24
  Debug.Print Format(Date, "MMM-DD"); "  MyTZ.Bias="; MyTZ.Bias / 60
 
  sName = ""
  For i = 0 To 32
    If (MyTZ.DaylightName(i) = 0) Then Exit For
    sName = sName + Chr(MyTZ.DaylightName(i))
  Next
  Debug.Print "MyTZ.DaylightName="; sName & "MyTZ.DaylightBias="; MyTZ.DaylightBias / 60
  Debug.Print " "; MyTZ.DaylightDate.wDay & "/"; MyTZ.DaylightDate.wMonth & "/"; MyTZ.DaylightDate.wYear
  Debug.Print " "; MyTZ.DaylightDate.wHour & ":" & MyTZ.DaylightDate.wMinute;
  Debug.Print " ["; MyTZ.DaylightDate.wSecond & "s]"

  sName = ""
  For i = 0 To 32
    If (MyTZ.StandardName(i) = 0) Then Exit For
    sName = sName + Chr(MyTZ.StandardName(i))
  Next
  Debug.Print "MyTZ.StandardName="; sName; " StandardBias="; MyTZ.StandardBias
  Debug.Print " "; MyTZ.StandardDate.wDay & "/"; MyTZ.StandardDate.wMonth & "/"; MyTZ.StandardDate.wYear
  Debug.Print " "; MyTZ.StandardDate.wHour & ":" & MyTZ.StandardDate.wMinute & " ["; MyTZ.StandardDate.wSecond & "s]"


-------------GIVES------------
London Jan-15  MyTZ.Bias= 0
MyTZ.DaylightName=T Daylight Time
MyTZ.DaylightBias= 0
  0 / 1 / 5
  0 :-60 [-1s]
MyTZ.StandardName=GMT Standard Time
 StandardBias= 5046343
  2 / 0 / 10
  0 :0 [0s]


London Jul-15  MyTZ.Bias= 0
MyTZ.DaylightName=T Daylight Time
MyTZ.DaylightBias= 0
  0 / 1 / 5
  0 :-60 [-1s]
MyTZ.StandardName=GMT Standard Time
 StandardBias= 5046343
  2 / 0 / 10
  0 :0 [0s]

------------------------------------------------
Sydney-Jan15 MyTZ.Bias=-10
MyTZ.DaylightName=S Eastern Daylight Time
MyTZ.DaylightBias= 0
  0 / 2 / 5
  0 :-60
 -1s
MyTZ.StandardName=AUS Eastern Standard Time
 StandardBias= 5570625
  2 / 0 / 3
  0 :0
 0s

Sydney Jul-15  MyTZ.Bias=-10
MyTZ.DaylightName=S Eastern Daylight Time
MyTZ.DaylightBias= 0
  0 / 2 / 5
  0 :-60 [-1s]
MyTZ.StandardName=AUS Eastern Standard Time
 StandardBias= 5570625
  2 / 0 / 3
  0 :0 [0s]



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Take a look on my sample at http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=1749

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