SOLVED Changing DATETIME_GUI date format

Hi everyone,

Trying to convert the Month/Day/Year to Day/Month/Year format and unfortunately it always default to the Month/Day/Year.
Is there anything I should be considering?

dt_settings = c4d.BaseContainer()
dt_settings.SetBool(c4d.DATETIME_DATE_CONTROL, True)
dt_settings.SetBool(c4d.DATETIME_CALENDAR_OPEN, True)
self.date = self.AddCustomGui(TRELLO_DEAD_TEXTBOX, c4d.DATETIME_GUI, "", c4d.BFH_LEFT, 0, 0, dt_settings)

dt = datetime.strptime('16.07.2011', "%d.%m.%Y")
dtd = c4d.DateTimeData()
dtd.SetDateTime(dt)
self.date.SetDateTime(dtd)

Output:
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Thank you all in advance! ☺

Andre

Hello,

the date format is actually language depended and hard-coded.

You can look into the file \resource\modules\xtensions\strings_en-US\c4d_strings.str in your Cinema 4D installation (assuming you have installed the English language pack). There you find the line

IDS_DATE_FORMAT "M / D / YYYY";

This string defines how the date is formatted in the given language. So you cannot change the behaviour of the DATETIME_GUI. You can only switch the language.

best wishes,
Sebastian

@s_bach
Hi Sebastian,

Thanks for your help!
That makes sense!

Andre