My application's main form has a status bar that displays user changeable information, setup com ports, gpib stuff, etc. This forms controls (menu and toolbar) creates several other forms that modify these settings which should update the main forms status bar. I have a method in the main form class called UpdateMainStatusBar(). In the close event for the dialog forms I would like to be able to call this method to update the main form status bar but I keep getting compile errors because the dialog form class cannot see this method. I have tried making it a public method to no avail. Can anyone help with this?