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Timezone Conversion

I remember someone providing code that checked the timezone of the computer and converting the session times in a strategy to another timezone. Does anyone have code examples to do this? I could probably eventually figure out how to do this but would be nice if someone could save some of my braincells. I only have a few left and would like to save those for something else I want to waste them on.

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DateTimeOffset newTime = TimeZoneInfo.ConvertTime(DateTimeOffset.UtcNow, TimeZoneInfo.FindSystemTimeZoneById("Eastern Standard Time"));
It should at least get you started, this is converting from UTC to local but you can do a search on DateTimeOffset and TimeZoneInfo and find other snippets.

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DateTimeOffset newTime = TimeZoneInfo.ConvertTime(DateTimeOffset.UtcNow, TimeZoneInfo.FindSystemTimeZoneById("Eastern Standard Time"));
It should at least get you started, this is converting from UTC to local but you can do a search on DateTimeOffset and TimeZoneInfo and find other snippets.

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Converting time from your local time to exchange time (as specified by the session template)


 
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exchangeTime = TimeZoneInfo.ConvertTime(localTime, TimeZoneInfo.Local, Bars.Session.TimeZoneInfo);

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localTime = TimeZoneInfo.ConvertTime(exchangeTime, Bars.Session.TimeZoneInfo. TimeZoneInfo.Local);

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This is just what I was looking for but as a newbie how to I run that code in NT ??



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This is just what I was looking for but as a newbie how to I run that code in NT ??




What exactly do you try to achieve?

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I am trading from South Africa so I am 6 hours ahead of EST. But all the news and charts and info I get is obviously in EST.

The one solution would be to change my PC clock to EST but that messes me around with all my other work.

So an elegant solution would be for the time at the bottom of the chart to be off set by 6 hours to match up with EST.

In the absence of this the clock indicator set to EST would be a nice alternative.

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I am trading from South Africa so I am 6 hours ahead of EST. But all the news and charts and info I get is obviously in EST.

The one solution would be to change my PC clock to EST but that messes me around with all my other work.

So an elegant solution would be for the time at the bottom of the chart to be off set by 6 hours to match up with EST.

In the absence of this the clock indicator set to EST would be a nice alternative.

Regards

John


NinjaTrader always displays charts in local time (time as set per PC clock). You can use a session template or an indicator to plot a vertical line at the market open. You can also select one color for the regular session and another color for the night session. This would give you an idea what is happening.

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Hopefully NT8 allows exchange time for charting.

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