I never realized that I do not know how to create this type of method. Let me explain ... In VB.NET, ofthen the intellisense will popup the list of available members for the object you just typed. Some of these members' descriptions explain that with this member you can Get OR Set the value for the object. An example would be 'OleDbDataCommand.Connection'. I'm used to creating accessors and mutators (i.e. getValue() and setValue()), but how can I combine them into a nice neat function like this??? Thanks.