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as_get_datetime_object() WC 1.0

Helper function to create an instance of DateTime based on a given string and timezone. By default, will return the current date/time in the UTC timezone.

Needed because new DateTime() called without an explicit timezone will create a date/time in PHP's timezone, but we need to have assurance that a date/time uses the right timezone (which we almost always want to be UTC), which means we need to always include the timezone when instantiating datetimes rather than leaving it up to the PHP default.

No Hooks.

Return

ActionScheduler_DateTime. Nothing.

Usage

as_get_datetime_object( $date_string, $timezone );
$date_string(mixed)
A date/time string. Valid formats are explained in http://php.net/manual/en/datetime.formats.php.
$timezone(string)
A timezone identifier, like UTC or Europe/Lisbon. The list of valid identifiers is available http://php.net/manual/en/timezones.php.

Code of as_get_datetime_object() WC 5.3.0

<?php
function as_get_datetime_object( $date_string = null, $timezone = 'UTC' ) {
	if ( is_object( $date_string ) && $date_string instanceof DateTime ) {
		$date = new ActionScheduler_DateTime( $date_string->format( 'Y-m-d H:i:s' ), new DateTimeZone( $timezone ) );
	} elseif ( is_numeric( $date_string ) ) {
		$date = new ActionScheduler_DateTime( '@' . $date_string, new DateTimeZone( $timezone ) );
	} else {
		$date = new ActionScheduler_DateTime( $date_string, new DateTimeZone( $timezone ) );
	}
	return $date;
}