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Timezone.h

//
// Timezone.h
//
// $Id: //poco/1.4/Foundation/include/Poco/Timezone.h#1 $
//
// Library: Foundation
// Package: DateTime
// Module:  Timezone
//
// Definition of the Timezone class.
//
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#ifndef Foundation_Timezone_INCLUDED
#define Foundation_Timezone_INCLUDED


#include "Poco/Foundation.h"
#include "Poco/Timestamp.h"


namespace Poco {


00050 class Foundation_API Timezone
      /// This class provides information about the current timezone.
{
public:
      static int utcOffset();
            /// Returns the offset of local time to UTC, in seconds.
            ///     local time = UTC + utcOffset() + dst().
            
      static int dst();
            /// Returns the daylight saving time offset in seconds if
            /// daylight saving time is in use.
            ///     local time = UTC + utcOffset() + dst().
      
      static bool isDst(const Timestamp& timestamp);
            /// Returns true if daylight saving time is in effect
            /// for the given time. Depending on the operating system
            /// platform this might only work reliably for certain
            /// date ranges, as the C library's localtime() function
            /// is used.
            
      static int tzd();
            /// Returns the time zone differential for the current timezone.
            /// The timezone differential is computed as utcOffset() + dst()
            /// and is expressed in seconds.
      
      static std::string name();
            /// Returns the timezone name currently in effect.
            
      static std::string standardName();
            /// Returns the timezone name if not daylight saving time is in effect.
            
      static std::string dstName();
            /// Returns the timezone name if daylight saving time is in effect.
};


} // namespace Poco


#endif // Foundation_Timezone_INCLUDED

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