DateTimePicker - how to validate correctdate against another DTP?

I have 2 DateTimePickers.

The scenario is similar to checking out a library book.  You first have a date you checked OUT the item, and a date you checked it back IN.
I want to make certain that the user enters a "Date checked back in" date that is later that the original "Date checked out".  No matter what code I try it will not work.  Here is the code as it stands now:

    Private Sub dtpDateIn_validating(ByVal eventsender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles dtpDateIn.ValueChanged
        If Val(dtpDateIn.Text) < Val(dtpDateOut.Text) Then
            MessageBox.Show("Date In must be later than Date Out")
            dtpDateIn.Focus()
        End If
    End Sub

Any Suggestions?  Been at it for hours.
veigea41Asked:
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surajpantConnect With a Mentor Commented:
check out for datediff function .
first arg may be hour,min, second  . and this will return 0 if the values are same and negative if the second date is greater then the first one.
syntax is given below........

DateDiff(DateInterval.Hour, DateTimePicker1.Value, _ DateTimePicker2.Value))
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flavoCommented:
I use


    Private Sub dtDateOut_Leave(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles dtDateOut.Leave
        If CType(Me.dtDateIn.Text, Date) > CType(Me.dtDateOut.Text, Date) Then
            MsgBox("Please ensure the date out is after the date in", MsgBoxStyle.Information)
        End If
    End Sub

DAve
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ndonhauserConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Private Sub dtpDateIn_validating(ByVal eventsender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles dtpDateIn.ValueChanged
       If dtpDateIn.Value < dtpDateOut.Value Then
            MessageBox.Show("Date In must be later than Date Out")
            dtpDateIn.Focus()
        End If
End Sub
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veigea41Author Commented:
ndonhauser, surajpant:

 You have solved my problem. This is the code that works with my program.  Thank you.

What I had done wrong is I had been saying dtpDateIn.TEXT.


Thank you.
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