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ASP.NET 2.0 - DateTime.Now How do I adjust to London time when host server is in California?

Posted on 2006-11-12
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Hello,

I have the following code in my website:

<script runat="server">
    Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load

        dateLabel.Text = DateTime.Now.ToString("dddd, dd MMMM yyyy")

      End Sub
</script>

Having recently transferred hosts to Lunarpages who are based in California (who are GMT/UTC - 08:00 hours), the date now displayed on my website is incorrect.

How do I adjust my code so the day changes at midnight UK time?

Many thanks

Karen
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by:UnexplainedWays
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            adjustment = 0;

            if (Running on Lunarpages) //Do a check to see if its http://yourwebsite.com or if its http://localhost for when your working @ home)
            {
                adjustment = X;
            }

            DateTime now = DateTime.Now;
            now.AddHours(adjustment);

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UnexplainedWays earned 63 total points
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You'll need to find out the time currently and what the time of the server is, and then do the math and replace the X with the number.

Check out http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.datetime_members.aspx

----
AddDays         Adds the specified number of days to the value of this instance.
AddHours       Adds the specified number of hours to the value of this instance.
AddMilliseconds       Adds the specified number of milliseconds to the value of this instance.
AddMinutes       Adds the specified number of minutes to the value of this instance.
AddMonths       Adds the specified number of months to the value of this instance.
AddSeconds       Adds the specified number of seconds to the value of this instance.
AddTicks       Adds the specified number of ticks to the value of this instance.
AddYears       Adds the specified number of years to the value of this instance.
----
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by:prajapati84
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ID: 17928737
Try this one...

Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
     Dim culture As System.Globalization.CultureInfo = New System.Globalization.CultureInfo("en-GB")
     dateLabel.Text = DateTime.Parse(DateTime.Now.ToString("dddd, dd MMMM yyyy"), culture, System.Globalization.DateTimeStyles.NoCurrentDateDefault)
End Sub

Regards,
Mukesh
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by:prajapati84
ID: 17928842
Or You can add hours or subtract hours of the difference between US time and UK time to ur textbox,

dim uktime as datetime
uktime = DateTime.Now
dim differenceHours as integer
'differenceHours = urdifference
uktime= uktime.AddHours(differenceHours)
dateLabel.Text = Convert.ToDateTime(uktime).ToString("dddd, dd MMMM yyyy")

Regards,
Mukesh
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by:Hels_UK
ID: 18020894
Hi,

Thanks for the response - I'm in the process of trying out the option from prajapati84 - I'll post my final answer here soon.

Hels
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by:UnexplainedWays
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Any reason why mine didn't work?  It even used the same method calls.
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