Bug 23824 - Wrong timezone / datetime
Summary: Wrong timezone / datetime
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 23405
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 4.18.0
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Pryor
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-10-14 15:32 UTC by Craig
Modified: 2014-10-15 05:00 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Screenshots (121.66 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2014-10-14 15:32 UTC, Craig
Timezone Observation (568 bytes, text/plain)
2014-10-15 04:21 UTC, Arpit Jha

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Description Craig 2014-10-14 15:32:52 UTC
Created attachment 8420 [details]

All dates are being displayed as one hour behind the actual time.  This has been tested on a handful of Android phones not just the emulator.  It may be related to our timezone (Central Daylight Time) and daylight savings time.  I can confirm that this bug did not previously exist for us, it was introduced by a Xamarin software update.  Phones that we've observed this error on include Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, & S5.

I set up a very simple test case to reproduce the issue.  See comments in the code below along with the accompanying screenshots:

using System;
using Android.App;
using Android.Content;
using Android.Runtime;
using Android.Views;
using Android.Widget;
using Android.OS;

namespace App1
    [Activity(Label = "App1", MainLauncher = true, Icon = "@drawable/icon")]
    public class MainActivity : Activity
        protected override void OnCreate(Bundle bundle)
            TextView myText = FindViewById<TextView>(Resource.Id.MyText);
            myText.Text = DateTime.Now.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy h:mm tt"); //displays date that is an hour behind
            myText.Text += " " + System.TimeZone.CurrentTimeZone.GetUtcOffset(DateTime.Now); //utc offset is -6 but should probably be -5
Comment 1 Craig 2014-10-14 22:58:04 UTC
I did some further testing. I can confirm that the root issue seems to be that the daylight savings offset is not accounted for.

Arizona doesn't observe daylight savings, if I switch my phone's time zone to Arizona (GMT-7:00) then the dates display correctly, but for any other time zone in the United States the dates display incorrectly.
Comment 2 Arpit Jha 2014-10-15 04:19:26 UTC
I have checked this issue and able to reproduce it with the help of bug descritpion.

I tried following steps to reproduce it.

I observed that except Arizona (GMT-7:00) date and time with time zone displaying incorrectly,Following are the observation with diffrent Time zone.
Device                                                      Output

GMT-07:00 Mountain Standard Time 15/10/2014                  10/15/2014 12:43 am-07:00:00  (Correct)       
GMT-11:00 Samoa Standard Time 15/10/2014                     10/14/2014 08:52pm-11:00:00  (Incorrect)   
GMT+10:00 Chamorro Satndard Time 15/10/2014                   10/15/2014 06:01 pm 10:00:00  (Correct) 
GMT-05:00 Central Daylight Time 15/10/2014                   10/15/2014 02:04 am -06:00:00  (Incorrect)
GMT-08:00 Alaska Daylight Time 15/10/2014                   10/14/2014 11:07 am -09:00:00  (Incorrect)

Environment Info:
VS 2013 professional Update 3
Device : Samsung Galaxy S5
Comment 3 Arpit Jha 2014-10-15 04:21:53 UTC
Created attachment 8422 [details]
Timezone Observation
Comment 4 Marek Habersack 2014-10-15 05:00:32 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 23405 ***