Date Values

I'm getting back to the idea of using Gtk2::TieScalar and Gtk2::TieArrayRef to tie fields on a form to an array, and use a helper object to load the array and handle updates.

We have a problem with date fields. People in Australia are expecting dates in the format dd-mm-yyyy, and everything else seems to be yyyy-mm-dd. To get around this, I have been using GtkCalendar, so they can click the date and not worry about manual input. But this won't work with a GtkCalendar, will it?

I've had a look at Gtk2::CellRendererDate in the examples directory ( which does a cool pop-down GtkCalendar ), but this only applies to cells in a TreeView, doesn't it? I want to have these laid out via glade on the form.

I can use MySQL's date_format() to format dates so they *look* familiar to people, but updating the database from data entered by people is a problem, unless my helper object somehow knows it's dealing with a date, and reverses the month / day fields.

What options do I have?


Daniel Kasak
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