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Bias Element (Regional Settings)

Last modified: July 15, 2011

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013

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Contains the bias, in minutes, that a time zone differs from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or the bias, in minutes, that standard time or daylight saving time for a time zone differs from UTC. Used in TIMEZONE.XML (%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\15\CONFIG).


<Bias>
</Bias>

Attribute

Description

None

N/A

Minimum: 0

Maximum: 1

The following example from the file TIMEZONE.XML uses the Bias element to define a time zone.

<TimeZone ID="13" Name="(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada); 
      Tijuana" Hidden="FALSE">
   <Bias>480</Bias>
   <StandardTime>
      <Bias>0</Bias>
      <Date>
         <Month>10</Month>
         <Day>5</Day>
         <Hour>2</Hour>
      </Date>
   </StandardTime>
   <DaylightTime>
      <Bias>-60</Bias>
      <Date>
         <Month>4</Month>
         <Day>1</Day>
         <Hour>2</Hour>
      </Date>
   </DaylightTime>
</TimeZone>
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