Instance Property

dateTemplate

The template for formatting one date and time value.

Declaration

@property(copy) NSString *dateTemplate;

Discussion

Use this string to specify a custom fixed format for each of the date and time values. The string you specify is based on the Unicode Technical Standard #35, which uses characters to represent the day, time, year, hour, minute, and other pieces of date or time information.

If you do not assign a value to this string, the formatter object automatically updates the string based on the values in the dateStyle and timeStyle properties.

For information about how to define a custom formatting string, see Date Formatters in Data Formatting Guide.

See Also

Configuring the Formatter Options

dateStyle

The style to use when formatting day, month, and year information.

timeStyle

The style to use when formatting hour, minute, and second information.

calendar

The calendar to use for date values.

locale

The locale to use when formatting date and time values.

timeZone

The time zone with which to specify time values.