During my vacations, I took some time to play with iOS development. I have been struggling with many small issues… This is the price to pay when learning a new technology, and this is part of the fun of doing it. I will try to document some of these issues in articles… Let’s start with a very common story : working with date.
A small example of date creating from a string:
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The date that I have to create from a sting looks like “
2010-11-12”. So I do not have any time information. When I do convert this string with the code above, the result is “
2010-11-11 23:00:00 +0000”. As you can see the date is calculated from my current time zone, small reminder I am in France. So the “date” object itself is perfectly fine, but in my example I want to have the date independently of the time.
To be able to manage the date without any time/timezone information, I can force the timezone I want to use when using the
NSDateFormatter class. I just need to use the
setTimeZone instance method.
The code looks like that now (see line#3):
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Hope that helps!