author Zibi Braniecki <>
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:17:51 -0800
changeset 394476 0fb088fb7d66147ff48d99596dfd3f67960d6426
child 420621 f190bd0e38174e810d6347d1e8a88f4be4b60d55
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Bug 1308329 - Extend OSPreferences API to cover date/time styles. r=jfkthame MozReview-Commit-ID: HnuWfS8UEDH

/* -*- Mode: IDL; tab-width: 2; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
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#include "nsISupports.idl"

// Define Contractid and CID
  { 0x65944815, 0xe9ae, 0x48bd, { 0xa2, 0xbf, 0xf1, 0x10, 0x87, 0x20, 0x95, 0x0c } }


[scriptable, uuid(65944815-e9ae-48bd-a2bf-f1108720950c)]
interface mozIOSPreferences : nsISupports
  const long dateTimeFormatStyleNone     = 0;
  const long dateTimeFormatStyleShort    = 1;
  const long dateTimeFormatStyleMedium   = 2;
  const long dateTimeFormatStyleLong     = 3;
  const long dateTimeFormatStyleFull     = 4;

   * Returns a list of locales used by the host environment.
   * The result is a sorted list and we expect that the OS attempts to
   * use the top locale from the list for which it has data.
   * Each element of the list is a valid locale ID that can be passed to ICU
   * and ECMA402 Intl APIs,
   * At the same time each element is a valid BCP47 language tag that can be
   * used for language negotiation.
   * Example: ["en-US", "de", "pl", "sr-Cyrl", "zh-Hans-HK"]
   * The API may return an empty list in case no locale could
   * be retrieved from the system.
   * (See OSPreferences.h for a more C++-friendly version of this.)
  void getSystemLocales([optional] out unsigned long aCount,
                        [retval, array, size_is(aCount)] out string aOutArray);

   * Returns the best locale that the host environment is localized to.
   * The result is a valid locale ID and it should be
   * used for all APIs that do not handle language negotiation.
   * In any scenario involving language negotiation, GetSystemLocales should
   * be preferred over the single value.
   * Example: "zh-Hans-HK"
  readonly attribute ACString systemLocale;

   * Returns the best possible date/time pattern for the host environment
   * taking into account date/time regional settings user defined in the OS
   * preferences.
   * Notice, that depending on the OS it may take into account those settings
   * for all locales, or only if the locale matches the OS locale.
   * It takes two integer arguments that must be valid `dateTimeFormatStyle*`
   * values (see constants defined above), and a string representing a
   * BCP47 locale.
   * It returns a string with a LDML date/time pattern.
   * If no pattern can be retrieved from the host environment, it will
   * lookup the best available pattern from ICU.
   * Notice, this is a pretty unique method in this API in that it does
   * more than look up into host environment.
   * The reason for that is that constructing the right date/time pattern
   * requires a lot of OS-specific logic and it ends up being easier to just
   * handle all scenarios, including with cases where we fail to retrieve
   * anything from the OS, here.
  AString getDateTimePattern(in long timeFormatStyle,
                             in long dateFormatStyle,
                             [optional] in ACString locale);