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Arabic site News Listing to show date in Gregorian

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  1. Paul
    Paul avatar
    14 posts
    10 Mar 2012
    31 Jul 2016
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    News listing plugin on Arabic site is showing publication date in Hijri format. I want it to be in Gregorian. Can anyone help?
  2. Victor Leontyev
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    65 posts
    01 Jul 2014
    13 Aug 2016 in reply to Paul
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    Hi Paul. I had the same problem. I just built new extension for ItemViewModel.

    public static class ItemViewModelExtension
            public static string GetDateTimeGregorianCalendar(this ItemViewModel item, string fieldName, string format)
                var date = (DateTime)item.Fields.GetMemberValue(fieldName);
                var culture = new CultureInfo(Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture.Name);
                GregorianCalendar calendar = new GregorianCalendar();
                culture.DateTimeFormat.Calendar = calendar;
                return date.ToString(format, culture);

    And in Feather widget template i am using 

    @item.GetDateTimeGregorianCalendar("PublicationDate", "MMM d, yyyy, HH:mm tt")


    @item.GetDateTime("PublicationDate", "MMM d, yyyy, HH:mm tt")


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