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I developed a program where I have two text boxes named start date and end date. Another textbox is for total number of days. The user selected start in calendar as well as end date. What I need is for system to calculate number of days based on selection from calender. I have code that I tried but does not work properly. For example, if the event is for one day (say 17 May 2020 to 17 May 2020)it will give total number of days zero instead of one. I attached the code I tried.

What I have tried:

Dim dt1 As DateTime = Convert.ToDateTime(DateTimePicker1.Text)
        Dim dt2 As DateTime = Convert.ToDateTime(DateTimePicker2.Text)
            Dim ts As TimeSpan = dt2.Subtract(dt1)

            If Convert.ToInt32(ts.Days) >= 0 Then
                txtDays.Text = Convert.ToInt32(ts.Days)

            Else
                MessageBox.Show("Start date cannot be older than end date", "Invalid Input", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error)
            End If
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Updated 17-May-20 9:15am
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Richard MacCutchan 16-May-20 11:49am
   
That is correct, there are zero days between 17 May and 17 May. If you want to include the first (or last) day, then add 1 to the total. Also do not use Convert.ToInt32 everywhere, especially for values that are already integer types.
NyikoB 18-May-20 1:45am
   
Thanks it works by simply adding 1
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Solution 2

You don't need while-wend loop (solution #1).

Take a look at this:
Dim d1 As DateTime = New DateTime(2020, 5, 1)
DIm d2 As DateTime = DateTime.Today()

Dim result = (d2-d1).TotalDays
Console.WriteLine(result)


For further details, please see: TimeSpan Struct (System) | Microsoft Docs[^]
   
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Solution 1

Here is a function that works for me
Private Function GetNumDays (StartDate As Date, EndDate As Date ) As Integer 
   EndDate = EndDate.AddDays(1) 
   Dim NumDays As Integer = 0 
   While StartDate < EndDate 
        NumDays+=1
        StartDate = StartDate.AddDays(1) 
   End While

Return NumDays
End Function 
   

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