Datetime in local time

How can I show the time in local time? For example, I would expect new Date().toISOString() to show the current time relative to me, not the utc time.

Use moment. It’s far better than JavaScript’s Dates.

I used new Date() just to make my question simple, but I have to same problem if I do moment().toISOString(). Right now, it’s 6:30am but the datetime says 10:30am.

toISOString deliberately uses UTC. Try format.

My scenary odata services,return datetimes as ISO 8601 UTC
The dates are declared in my model’s interfaces
DateProperty:Date

Model object (for sample only one Date field used)

{ExpectedEndDate:"2016-12-01T04:00:00Z"}

I use pipe to show in primeng DataTable, yes, i merge it with ionic2

<p-column field="ExpectedEndDate" header="F.Prevista">
            <template let-col let-item="rowData" pTemplate type="body">
                <span>{{item[col.field] | date: 'dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm:ss'}}</span>
            </template>
</p-column>

this show the date in my local time as expected (GMT+0100)

01/12/2016 05:00:00

Using Ionic DateTime over my model’s property, show the edited date as UTC :frowning:
for solve i do this in my form.ts
Declare 2 functions (i presume can be some kind of global)

setIonicDateTime(value: string): Date {
    if (value) {
        let date: Date = new Date(value);
        let ionicDate = new Date(date.getUTCFullYear(), date.getUTCMonth(), date.getUTCDate(), date.getUTCHours(), date.getUTCMinutes(), date.getUTCSeconds(), date.getUTCMilliseconds());
        return ionicDate;
    }
    return null;
}
getIonicDateTime(value: Date): string {
    if (value) {
        let date: Date = new Date(value);
        let ionicDate = new Date(Date.UTC(date.getFullYear(), date.getMonth(), date.getDate(), date.getHours(), date.getMinutes(), date.getSeconds(), date.getMilliseconds()));
        return ionicDate.toISOString();
    }
    return null;
}

then wrap my model propery (edit is my model)

@Input() set ExpectedEndDate(value: string) {
    this.edit.ExpectedEndDate = this.setIonicDateTime(value);
}
get ExpectedEndDate():string {
   return this.getIonicDateTime(this.edit.ExpectedEndDate);
}

in the template the code for for the date use the property instead of model one.

<ion-item>
    <ion-label floating>F.Prevista</ion-label>
    <ion-datetime formControlName="ExpectedEndDate"   displayFormat="DD/MM/YYYY HH:mm" [(ngModel)]="ExpectedEndDate">
    </ion-datetime>
</ion-item>

This way works fine for me, allways show and edit the dates in local time and store in UTC.
this work allways the dates are ISO 8601 UTC

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Naturally things change with time. Perhaps you’d like to update that post above for future visitors?

As an alternative, I ended up using Angular’s DatePipe:
https://angular.io/api/common/DatePipe

I would love to, but Discourse (the software that powers the forums) locks you out from editing after a certain timeframe.

oh, right, I forgot about that feature (that I hate a bit).
Thanks!