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Need help the string value come from a textbox.
i cannot use datetimepicker because the textbox consist of other value..

What I have tried:

If ItemBox1.Text <> "" Then
           I1 = "20" & Mid(ItemBox1.Text, 16, 4) & "01"
           Dim I1Date As DateTime = DateTime.ParseExact(I1, "yyyyMMdd", System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)
           Dim dayApart As TimeSpan = Today.Subtract(I1Date)
           Dim diff As Double = dayApart.TotalDays
           If diff > expiryDate.Text Then
               lblmessage.Text = "*"
           Else
               'do nothing'
           End If
           'do nothing'
       End If
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Updated 5-Oct-17 20:55pm

You should use Date.TryParseExact, below is an example.

Dim enUS As New CultureInfo("en-US") 
      Dim dateString As String
      Dim dateValue As Date

      ' Parse date with no style flags.
      dateString = "20091223"
      If Date.TryParseExact(dateString, "yyyyMMdd", enUS, _
                            DateTimeStyles.None, dateValue) Then
         Console.WriteLine("Converted '{0}' to {1} ({2}).", dateString, dateValue, _
                           dateValue.Kind)
      Else
         Console.WriteLine("'{0}' is not in an acceptable format.", dateString)
      End If


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Use TryParseExact instead of ParseExact - it returns a boolean value indicating that the parse was ok or bad. If it's bad, report the problem to the user so they can correct it and do not continue.

You should never rely on users to get it right: they make typing mistakes all the time, just like you and I do.
 
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