Contains options for date, time, and numeric formatting. You can temporarily or persistently override system settings in Visual FoxPro. The option settings on this tab are reflected in time, date, and currency output.
When you choose Set As Default вЂ” which appears on every tab in the dialog box вЂ” Visual FoxPro saves the option settings in the registry (system Windows registration database).
- Use System Settings
- Specifies that all settings on this tab are read from the system (as established in the Control Panel). In this mode, most options are read-only. If you clear this option, you can specify settings that override system settings.
Date and time
Specifies how date and time data is displayed by default. An example of the current settings appears in the top-right box of the option group.
- Date format
- Specifies the order of the day, month, and year in a date. Choose Short to remove leading zeros from the date. Choose Long to display the date written out. Corresponds to the SET DATE Command.
- Date Separator
- Specifies the character that appears between portions of a date. Clear this option to use the default separator. Corresponds to the SET MARK TO Command.
- Specifies that the year is displayed with century information (for example, 1997). Clear this option to display the year as 2 digits (for example, 97). Corresponds to the SET CENTURY Command.
- Specifies that hours are displayed in 12-hour format with "AM" or "PM."
- Specifies that hours are displayed in 24-hour format.
- Specifies that seconds are included in the time display.
Currency and numbers
Specifies how currency data is displayed by default. An example of the current settings appears in the top-right box of the option group.
- Currency Format
- Specifies the location of the currency symbol. Corresponds to the SET CURRENCY Command.
- Currency Symbol
- Specifies the character or characters used for currency. Corresponds to the SET CURRENCY Command.
- 1000 Separator
- Specifies the character inserted at every third digit left of the decimal separator. Corresponds to the SET SEPARATOR Command.
- Decimal Separator
- Specifies a character used to indicate the decimal. Corresponds to the SET POINT Command.
- Decimal Digits
- Specifies the number of digits to follow the decimal separator. Corresponds to the SET DECIMALS Command.
- Week Starts on
- Specifies which day the week starts on. Corresponds to the SET FDOW Command.
- First Week of Year
- Specifies where a yearly calendar begins. Corresponds to the SET FWEEK Command.