Adding minutes to a date

I have the following date which I need to add a number of minutes to determine the end date, how do I achieve this
 

           _appointment.StartDate = CType(_appointment.StartDate.ToShortDateString & " " & umeStartTime.Text, Date)
           
rocky050371Asked:
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VBRocksConnect With a Mentor Commented:
In VB.NET, just do this:

_appointment.StartDate = CType(_appointment.StartDate.ToShortDateString & " " & umeStartTime.Text, Date).AddMinutes(3)

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ZeonFlashCommented:
So you need to add minutes to _appointment.StartDate AFTER you've done the CType?  Or are you trying to add number of minutes in umeStartTime.Text to get your end time?
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VBRocksCommented:
Or, if you are trying to achieve this:

_appointment.StartDate = CType(_appointment.StartDate.ToShortDateString & " " & umeStartTime.Text, Date)

_appointment.EndDate = CType(_appointment.StartDate.ToShortDateString & " " & umeStartTime.Text, Date).AddMinutes(3)

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VBRocksCommented:
Another older method of adding dates and times is the DateAdd method, here's an example of adding
3 minutes:

_appointment.StartDate = DateAdd(DateInterval.Minute, 3, _
   CType(_appointment.StartDate.ToShortDateString & " " & umeStartTime.Text, Date))

        MsgBox(_appointment.StartDate.ToString())



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