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Inherits From: NSTimeZone : NSObject

Conforms To: NSCoding, NSCopying (NSTimeZone) NSObject (NSObject)

Declared In: Foundation/NSDate.h

Class Description

NSTimeZoneDetail is an abstract class that refines the behavior provided by NSTimeZone. NSTimeZone identifies a geopolitical area with a name (such as US/Pacific). NSTimeZoneDetail augments this region name with more specific information appropriate for a particular date within its geopolitical region: an abbreviation, an offset (in seconds) from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and an indication of whether Daylight Savings Time is in effect. The specificity afforded through NSTimeZoneDetail helps to resolve conflicts between abbreviations and offsets that can arise within regions.

Even though it is a concrete subclass of NSTimeZone, NSTimeZoneDetail does not have factory class methods that create and return time-zone objects. See the specification of NSTimeZone for methods that provide this ability.

However, NSTimeZoneDetail does have methods that allow you to get the abbreviation and temporal offset of a time-zone object, as well as determine whether Daylight Savings Time is in effect.

Querying an NSTimeZoneDetail