Date converter that uses Joda Time and can be configured to take the time zone difference between
clients and server into account. This converter is hard coded to use the provided custom date
pattern, no matter what current locale is used. See SimpleDateFormat for available
This converter is especially suited on a per-component base.
public PatternDateConverter(String datePattern,
When applyTimeZoneDifference is true, the current time is applied on the parsed date, and the
date will be corrected for the time zone difference between the server and the client. For
instance, if I'm in Seattle and the server I'm working on is in Amsterdam, the server is 9
hours ahead. So, if I'm inputting say 12/24 at a couple of hours before midnight, at the
server it is already 12/25. If this boolean is true, it will be transformed to 12/25, while
the client sees 12/24.
datePattern - The pattern to use. Must be not null. See SimpleDateFormat for available
applyTimeZoneDifference - whether to apply the difference in time zones between client and server