Calculate Time Since was Trade Placed?

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Hi,  Could someone assist me with the code snippet to get the exact date/time a trade was placed?  I would like to use that to do an interval TimeSpan to close the trade after a # of days.  I have attached a code snippet of how I'm starting to work on it, but I need to replace random date with actual Trade Time in the Code with essentially the initial trade time I am using.  Any help is always appreciated it, I keep getting closer to having my first algo completed.  Thanks!

-John

using System;

class Program
{
static void Main()
{

string tradeDate = "02-06-2018"; // Instead of 2/6/18 I need the trade date/time here
DateTime startDate = DateTime.Parse(tradeDate);

DateTime now = DateTime.Now;

TimeSpan elapsed = now.Subtract(startDate);

double daysAgo = elapsed.TotalDays;
Console.WriteLine("{0} was {1} days ago",
tradeDate,
daysAgo.ToString("0"));
}
}
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