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SystemTime Module

The SystemTime Module is used to set the device clock, set the timezone, or synchronize it with a network SNTP server.

Syntax

systemTime (Module) <META> Syntax

<META HTTP-Equiv="SystemTime" content="[parameter]">

SystemTime JavaScript Object Syntax:
By default the JavaScript Object 'systemTime' will exist on the current page and can be used to interact directly with the systemTime.
To Set systemTime parameters via JavaScript use the following syntax: systemtime.parameter = 'value'; remembering to enclose your value in quotes where appropriate.

e.g. systemTime.setLocal = 'value';
To set multiple EMML parameters / events on a single line use the following syntax: systemtime.setEMML("[Your EMML Tags]");

e.g. systemTime.setEMML("setLocal:value");
SystemTime Ruby Object Syntax:
By default the Ruby Object 'SystemTime' will exist on the current page and can be used to interact directly with the SystemTime. All Methods, Parameters and Events are the same as JavaScript, however, notice 'SystemTime' needs to start with an uppercase letter. Another difference in Ruby is that methods do not end in '()'
To Set SystemTime parameters via Ruby use the following syntax: SystemTime.parameter = 'value' remembering to enclose your value in quotes where appropriate.

e.g. SystemTime.setLocal = 'value'

Parameters

Items listed in this section indicate parameters, or attributes which can be set.

Name Possible Values Description Default Value
setLocal:[Value] Local Time String i.e. "2011-12-25T09-57-00+01-00" or "2011-12-25T09-57-00" Local Time String in the format <YYYY>-<MM>-<DD>T<HH>-<MM>-<SS><+/-><HH offset from UTC>-<MM offset from UTC>. The offset from UTC is optional N/A
setUtc:[Value] UTC Time String i.e. "2011-12-25T09-57-00+01-00" or "2011-12-25T09-57-00" UTC Time String in the format <YYYY>-<MM>-<DD>T<HH>-<MM>-<SS><+/-><HH offset from UTC>-<MM offset from UTC>. The offset from UTC is optional N/A
sntpServerIp:[Value] Valid IP Address The IP address of the SNTP time server N/A

Remarks

Latency

Once the sntpServerIp tag is parsed RhoElements will request the time from the SNTP server immediately, however the clock will not be updated until a response is received. Network latency and connectivity issues can all affect the speed and success with which this tag is actioned.

Proxy Settings

Windows Mobile 5.0 will not allow you to obtain SNTP time when requesting via a proxy server, it is recommended the proxy is bypassed for this to work.

Time Zone

The Time Zone location string (Windows CE) is not supported. The timezone offset from GMT will be correctly set, but the geographical location will not be set.

Requirements

RhoElements Version 2.1 or above
Supported Devices All supported devices except: Enterprise Tablet.
Minimum Requirements None.
Persistence Persistent - Changes to this module will persist when navigating to a new page.

HTML/JavaScript Examples

The following example sets the device time to 9:57am on 25th December 2011 Local Time without changing the timezone:

<META HTTP-Equiv="SystemTime" Content="setLocal:2011-12-25T09-57-00">

The following example sets the device time to 9:57am on 25th December 2011 UTC, and the timezone to UTC+1. Local Time on the device will therefore be 1 hour ahead of the UTC time given, so the local time displayed will be 10:57am:

<META HTTP-Equiv="SystemTime" Content="setUtc:2011-12-25T09-57-00+01-00">

The following example sets the UTC device time from a network time server:

<META HTTP-Equiv="SystemTime" Content="sntpServerIp:132.163.4.102">
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