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subtract start time from finish time

In visual studio 2012 I have a report set up with a start time and finish time.  What do I need to do to subtract the times and show a total hours?
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Dim start_time as DateTime= DateTime.Parse(your start time here)
Dim end_time as DateTime = DateTime.Parse(your end time here)
Dim ts as TimeSpan = end_time.Subtract(start_time) 
MessageBox.Show("Total hours elapsed : " &  ts.Hours.ToString())

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Where do I put this code?
can you post your code?
Imports Microsoft.Reporting.WinForms

Public Class downtimebydepartment

    Private Sub downtimebydepartment_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

    End Sub

    Private Sub btnClose_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles btnClose.Click
    End Sub

    Private Sub btnRun_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles btnRun.Click

        Dim department As New ReportParameter("choosedept", txtChooseDept.Text)
        ReportViewer1.LocalReport.SetParameters(New ReportParameter() {department})

        Dim startdate As New ReportParameter("choosestartdate", dtpChooseStartDate.Value)
        ReportViewer1.LocalReport.SetParameters(New ReportParameter() {startdate})

        Dim finishdate As New ReportParameter("choosefinishdate", dtpChooseFinishDate.Value)
        ReportViewer1.LocalReport.SetParameters(New ReportParameter() {finishdate})
    End Sub

End Class

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You need to pass another parameter to the report and show it on report. Then you can calculate duration in your VB.NET code and pass value to report just as you are passing start and end times.
You've lost me CodeCruiser.
You are already passing parameters to report. You can pass another parameter for this duration bit. Then just show it on report (like you show other information).
I barely know so feel free to talk down to me.

What do I add to

Dim t1 as DateTime= DateTime.Parse(your statrt time here)
Dim t2 as DateTime = DateTime.Parse(your endt time here)
Dim ts as TimeSpan = t2.Subtract(t1)

so that the report will see it?  I have a parameter called duration created, but nothing is set in it.