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Calling a method from a different form

Hi,

I have two forms in a C# application. One called frmMessages and the second frmAdmin.
On the frmMessage form I have a menu called moveToToolStripMenuItem, which I need to make invisible from frmAdmin.
I created the following public method on frmMessages:

public void ShowHideMenu()
        {
            ToolStripMenuItem item = new ToolStripMenuItem();
            item = this.moveToToolStripMenuItem;
           
            if (item.Visible == true)
            {
                item.Visible = false;
            }
           
        }

In frmAdmin I created a button that calls the above method:

 private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            {
                frmMessage Frm = new frmMessage();
                Frm.ShowHideMenu();

            }

I need help understanding why this code is not working. Thank you.
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adamtrask
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
You have to display a form for its controls to be visible, and Frm is not displayed.

A form does not show only by calling its constructor. You also need to implicitly set its visible property to true or call its Show method.
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adamtraskAuthor Commented:
Thank you James...  your solution will help me with a lot of similar problems that I had to create other workarounds to implement.
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