Hey guys, I'm an extremely novice programmer and have run into an issue. I've been looking around for a while looking for a solution, but my code seems sound. Basically I'm trying to grab the text from an NSTextField and make it into a string. I have used: NSString *_mystring = [_mytextfield stringValue]; I also have: @property (nonatomic, retain) NSString *mystring; in the .h I know the code works because I set a log to show the _mystring value after a button click, and nothing shows up even after typing in the textfield. I have found that if I change the name of the textfield within the .xib file the name shown in the log as the string value. I wanted the string value to be anything typed into the textfield. Any insight?