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Date Formatting

You can configure the date format and language settings used for dates in dhtmlx components. There are just several steps to complete.

  • set the necessary language to be used for dates in the dateLang property:
window.dhx.dateLang = "en";
  • specify the names of days and months in the chosen language by means of the dateStrings property:
window.dhx.dateLang = "en";
window.dhx.dateStrings = {                                                          
    en: {
        monthFullName:  ["January","February","March","April","May","June","July",      
                           "August","September","October","November","December"],       
        monthShortName: ["Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul",                     
                           "Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov","Dec"],                              
        dayFullName:    ["Sunday","Monday","Tuesday","Wednesday","Thursday",            
                           "Friday","Saturday"],                                        
        dayShortName:   ["Su","Mo","Tu","We","Th","Fr","Sa"]                            
    }
};
  • define the desired date format in the dateFormat property:
window.dhx.dateLang = "en";
window.dhx.dateStrings = {
    en: {
        monthFullName:  ["January","February","March","April","May","June","July",
                           "August","September","October","November","December"],
        monthShortName: ["Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul",
                           "Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov","Dec"],
        dayFullName:    ["Sunday","Monday","Tuesday","Wednesday","Thursday",
                           "Friday","Saturday"],
        dayShortName:   ["Su","Mo","Tu","We","Th","Fr","Sa"]
    }
};
window.dhx.dateFormat = {                                                                   en: "%Y-%m-%d"                                                                      };
  • call the date2str() method to apply the settings to the date:
window.dhx.date2str(val, format);

where:

  • val - the date to be formatted;
  • format - the date format;

Available Date Formats

While specifying the format for dates you can use any character from the following list:

%d day as a number with leading zero, 01..31
%j day as a number, 1..31
%D short name of the day, Su Mo Tu...
%l full name of the day, Sunday Monday Tuesday...
%m month as a number with leading zero, 01..12
%n month as a number, 1..12
%M short name of the month, Jan Feb Mar...
%F full name of the month, January February March...
%y year as a number, 2 digits
%Y year as a number, 4 digits
%h hours 12-format with leading zero, 01..12)
%g hours 12-format, 1..12)
%H hours 24-format with leading zero, 01..24
%G hours 24-format, 1..24
%i minutes with leading zero, 01..59
%s seconds with leading zero, 01..59
%a am or pm
%A AM or PM
%% escape for %
%u milliseconds
%P timezone offset
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