Carl Franks > HTML-FormFu-0.09010 > HTML::FormFu::Deflator::Strftime

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NAME ^

HTML::FormFu::Deflator::Strftime - Strftime deflator

SYNOPSIS ^

    $form->deflator( Strftime => 'start_time' )
        ->strftime( '%d/%m/%Y' );

    ---
    elements:
        - type: Text
          inflators:
              - type: DateTime
                parser:
                    strptime: "%Y/%m/%d"
          deflator:
              - type: Strftime
                strftime: "%Y/%m/%d"

DESCRIPTION ^

Strftime deflator for DateTime objects.

When you redisplay a form to the user following an invalid submission, any fields with DateTime inflators will stringify to something like '1970-01-01T00:00:00'. In most cases it makes more sense to use the same format you've asked the user for. This deflator allows you to specify a more suitable and user-friendly format.

This deflator calls DateTime's strftime method. Possible values for the format string are documented at http://search.cpan.org/dist/DateTime/lib/DateTime.pm#strftime_Patterns.

If you set the form's locale (see "locale" in HTML::FormFu) this is set on the DateTime object. Now you can use %x to get the default date or %X for the default time for the object's locale.

AUTHOR ^

Carl Franks, cfranks@cpan.org

LICENSE ^

This library is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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