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Specification of the Order And Length of Time Components

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099494D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, I: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method of specifying the order of each of time's components and their respective lengths. Individual countries or even individual users will be able to display the components that make up time in a culturally pleasing manner according to their preference. These specifications may be kept external to the program and brought in at window creation time making it NLS enabled.

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Specification of the Order And Length of Time Components

       This article describes a method of specifying the order of
each of time's components and their respective lengths. Individual
countries or even individual users will be able to display the
components that make up time in a culturally pleasing manner
according to their preference.  These specifications may be kept
external to the program and brought in at window creation time making
it NLS enabled.

      Create a Time control that will allow an application (by
country or by user) the ability to choose the sequence and length of
each of the components that make up the time. A country or a user
should be able to choose to show time as "hh&colon.mm am/pm
timezone", or as "timezone hh&colon.mm am/pm", etc.  The order shown
should be completely at the discretion of the country or user.  The
length of each component (e.g., length of time zone field) would also
be controlled by the country or user.

      Create a Time control that will allow an application to have a
Time that allows each country or user the ability to pick the
sequence of the components of a Time field.  Also, allow the
application to choose the components' length. This information would
be passed to the Time control in a format string at window creation
time. The format string would contain codes indicating the sequence
and length of each component. The Time control would create the
individual component windows, each of the correct...