I need to convert
UTC date strings to
This must work with a timezone which differs from the computers timezone. E.g. current computer timezone is +02:00, but I want to create a DateTimeOffset with offset -4:00.
I already read lot of questions here on stackoverflow, but none of them solved my problem.
That is what I need to do:
Output: DateTimeOffset with:
- UtcDateTime of 2012-11-20 00:00
- the correct Utc offset for the defined timezone (01:00 in this example)
- LocalDateTime: 2012-11-20 01:00 (= UtcDateTime + Offset)
Of course daylight saving must be taken into account.
edit: To make things even clearer, please try to complete the following code snippet:
DateTimeOffset result; const string dateString = "2012-11-20T00:00:00Z"; var timezone = TimeZoneInfo.FindSystemTimeZoneById("W. Europe Standard Time"); //this timezone has an offset of +01:00:00 on this date //do conversion here Assert.AreEqual(result.Offset, new TimeSpan(1, 0, 0)); //the correct utc offset, in this case +01:00:00 Assert.AreEqual(result.UtcDateTime, new DateTime(2012, 11, 20, 0, 0, 0)); //equals the original date Assert.AreEqual(result.LocalDateTime, new DateTime(2012, 11, 20, 1, 0, 0));