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someonenew
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Language of a canvas app

Hello! Is there a way to run canvas app only in English? So, as I understood app changes dates, calendar etc. based on current users region and language in Office. Is there a way I can OnStart define, that I want it to run in English, not depending on users language? Thank you! 

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Hi @someonenew :

I suggest you use this formula to show the month name in English:

Text(Now(),"[$-en]mmmm")

 I suggest you use this formula to show dates in specify format :

Text(Now(),"[$-en]yyyy/mm/dd")

 Best Regards,

 Bof

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v-bofeng-msft
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Hi @someonenew :

Could you describe in detail what "in English" means?Do you want to display UTC time on the devices of users in all regions?

If you want to get the UTC time,you could use this formula:

DateAdd(Now(),TimeZoneOffset(),Minutes)

In addition, you can also choose to use web API to obtain Internet Time or Server Time to avoid interference from user devices.Please check this link:

Display Internet Based Time

Best Regards,

Bof

Hi! No, my app is English, but when people use it, the month names in calendar, dates appear in russian. As I understood, it is because people have browsers or office in russian. Is there a way when it doesn't change? Can I somehowe write to the app, that language shouldn't change according to region and language of people who use it? 

Hi @someonenew :

I suggest you use this formula to show the month name in English:

Text(Now(),"[$-en]mmmm")

 I suggest you use this formula to show dates in specify format :

Text(Now(),"[$-en]yyyy/mm/dd")

 Best Regards,

 Bof

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