i seem to get stuck a lot but... I want to have a method displayData() that when called will change richtTextBox.Text to a string value I have. But I don't know how to access the richt text box from within my method. I tried changing it to public using its properties but that didn't work . And Form3.richTextBox doesn't work either. I have a feeling this isn't actually possible, so if not what should I do to work around this problem?