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TimeZone Element (Regional Settings)

Last modified: July 15, 2011

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013

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Defines a time zone for regional settings in TIMEZONE.XML (%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\15\CONFIG). or specifies a time zone in RGNLSTNG.XML (%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\15\TEMPLATE\1033\XML).

  Hidden = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  HTMLEncode = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  ID = "Integer"
    Name = "Text">




Optional Boolean.


Optional Boolean. TRUE to convert embedded characters so that they are displayed as text in the browser. In other words, characters that could be confused with HTML tags are converted to entities.


Required Integer. Specifies the ID for the time zone.


Required Text. Specifies the name of the time zone.

Minimum: 0

Maximum: Unbounded

Outside the context of RGNLSTNG.XML or TIMEZONE.XML, use an empty TimeZone element to return the current time zone.

The following example from the file TIMEZONE.XML defines a time zone.

<TimeZone ID="13" Name="(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada); 
      Tijuana" Hidden="FALSE">
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