Count # of times each letter in alphabet appears in a word

should output the number of times each letter in the alphabet occurs in the textbox. Case sensitivity is not required

In C#, I need to write a snippet in which the user enters a word in a textbox hit OK button and the a richtextbox displays the number of times each letter in the alphabet occurs in the textbox.
So for instance, if he enters "adD" the richtextbox would show

1 A's
0 B's
0 C's
2 D's
0 E's
0 F's

I was thinking of putting letter that user types into an array and then the alphabet in an arraylist and iterate through that. but since i'm new to c# need some assitance.
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badtz7229Author Commented:
never mind.
alas i got it

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            char[] arrAlphabet = { 'a', 'b', 'c', 'd','e','f','g','h','i','j','k','l','m','n','o','p','q','r','s','t','u','v','w','x','y','z' };
            foreach (char i in arrAlphabet)
                countOccurences(i, this.textBox1.Text.ToLower());


        public void countOccurences(char match, String s)
            int count = 0;
            char[] aString = s.ToCharArray(); 

            for (int i = 0; i < s.Length; i++) 
                if (aString[i].Equals(match))   

            this.richTextBox1.AppendText("\n" + count + " " + match.ToString().ToUpper() + "'s");

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