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Specification of Date Component Separators And Prefixes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099484D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, I: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for specifying the individual component separators and prefixes for a date field. Individual countries or even locations will be able to display the components that make up date in a culturally pleasing manner. These specifications may be kept external to the program and brought in at creation time making it NLS enabled.

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Specification of Date Component Separators And Prefixes

       This article describes a method for specifying the
individual component separators and prefixes for a date field.
Individual countries or even locations will be able to display the
components that make up date in a culturally pleasing manner. These
specifications may be kept external to the program and brought in at
creation time making it NLS enabled.

      Create a Date control that will allow an application (by
country or by user) the ability to choose separator character strings
between or around each of the component fields that makes up date.
These separator strings could be different between each component of
the Date field. The strings may be one character (e.g., "/") or
multiple characters long and may even contain Double Byte characters.
The country or user may, for example, want a prefix of "ERA"
preceding the era component of date.

      Create a Date control that will allow an application to
customize the appearance of a Date by specifying strings of
characters that will separate, precede or follow the component fields
of the Date. This information would be passed to the Date control in
a format string at window creation time allowing it to build the
individual static windows for displaying the separator strings for
the Date component fields.