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Displaying DateTime in Browser Time Zone in ASP.NET Razor Views

In some applications, it’s important to display date and time information in the user’s expected time zone. One option is storing time zone preference information as part of a user’s account information. If this is not possible or you choose not to do so, if it’s a web application you can rely on the current time zone information from the user’s web browser.

If you’re using ASP.NET, this can be done via Razor views using RimDev.AspNetBrowserLocale.

First, install the RimDev.AspNetBrowserLocale NuGet package.

Next, assuming you’re using the Razor view engine, initialize as follows in _Layout.cshtml or another file:


Now, you can use it from Razor:

    var myDateTime = new DateTime(2015, 1, 1);


JavaScript is used to display the information in the user’s time zone. Also, you’ll need a @using RimDev.AspNetBrowserLocale or equivalent for the above code examples.

Hopefully this helps you solve this problem, in cases where you don’t want to collect or store the user’s preferred time zone information.

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