how to read property of external form?

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    how to read property of external form?

    Hello, well basically, i created a windows form application when i started my project and i have created two extra forms (options and about). The options tab has a few checkbox's like: minimize to tray and top-most program and in my main form i have the code:

    Code:
     if (this.WindowState == FormWindowState.Minimized == true)
     {
         notifyIcon1.Visible = true;
         this.WindowState = FormWindowState.Minimized;
         this.ShowInTaskbar = false;
     }

    but i want to do something like

    Code:
     if (this.WindowState == FormWindowState.Minimized == true && Options.checkBox1.Checked == true)
     {
         notifyIcon1.Visible = true;
         this.WindowState = FormWindowState.Minimized;
         this.ShowInTaskbar = false;
     }
    but i can't find a way to read the properties of the controls on form3(Options), i tried changing the controls in the designer code portion of the form from private to public, but still no success. I would really appreciate any help on this topic. Thanks in advance.

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    Do you have an object of the form in scope to be able to call? Usually I prefer to update some global Settings or Preferences structure that my application can pull from, so I don't keep checking the forms controls.

    If you indeed have your controls public (which is not the best way to retrieve data), then there should be no reason you can't call members of it.

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