Inconsistent accessibility: field type 'myListView' is less accessible than field 'mainForm.myListView2'

I have a main form where I have built a listview (public) using the VS IDE (MS VS C# Express 2008).  I have a class that is trying to reference that listview, but I'm gettting the above error.

What exactly does this mean, and how do I fix it?
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This means that one class is declared as "Public" and another class has been declared as "Private" or "Internal"
Declare myListView as public
rmmarshAuthor Commented:
MyListView is public... 
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rmmarshAuthor Commented:
The listview is in the main form which is also public... I have attached code snippets...
                //  now, present the data...
                mainForm mf = new mainForm(false);  //  don't show the splash screen or do any other initialization
                int i = 0;
                foreach (object obj in alData)
                    ListViewItem lvi = new ListViewItem(alData[i].ASIN);
                    mf.myListView2.Tag = "Title";
                    mf.myListView2.Items.Add(lvi);  // Add the list items to the ListView

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What is the declaration for mf.myListView2?  

Is myListView2 a public property?
rmmarshAuthor Commented:
myListView2 is public... (        public myListView myListView2;)  <- taken from mainform.designer.cs

rmmarshAuthor Commented:
I have figured it out myself:  if I pass the listview to the class method, I can get around the addressability propblems.
Thanks everyone for your help...

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