The strftime plugin

Available since version: 0.8.0
Author: Michael Hausl [michael at hausl dot com]


This plugins integrates formated date and clock strings into based on strftime.


For a general understanding of how the configuration files are structured and what elements and attributes are it is recommended to read this section first: visu-config-details.

The behaviour and appearance of the strftime plugins can be influenced by using certain attributes and elements. The following tables show the allowed attributes and elements and their possible values. The screenshots show, how both can be edited in the editor.

Attributes underlined by ..... are mandatory, all the others are optional and be omitted.

Allowed attributes in the strftime-element

Element Attribute
  Name Content Description
strftime lang en, de or fr  
format string  
class string Add this value to the CSS class so that it can be formated by a user provided style sheet.

Attributes in the editor (simple view) [1]

Allowed child-elements und their attributes

Element Attribute
Structure Name Content Description
  • layout
colspan decimal Amount of coloumns this widget sould be wide.
colspan-m decimal Overrules the amount of coloumns on a medium screen.
colspan-s decimal Overrules the amount of coloumns on a small screen.
rowspan decimal Amount of rows this widget should be high.
x string Horizontal position of the widget for 2D pages.
y string Vertical position of the widget for 2D pages.
z string Reserved for future use.
width string Width for the widget for 2D pages.


It is possible to manually edit the visu_config.xml and add an entry for the strftime plugin.


Make sure that you only use UTF-8 encoded characters by settings the encoding in your XML-editor to UTF-8 mode!


[1]The simple view might not show everything. To see all elements/attributes use the expert view.