I maybe totally confused about the right question to ask, so
here's a quick description of what I want to do.
I have a list of subscription objects. I want to be able to
know when the list changes, and I want to have only one list that
other objects can reference. What's the best way to do this?
Subscription object has properties:
1) I tried putting this in an ArrayCollection
acMySubscriptions, but when I do the following it doesn't work:
var itemToFind:Subscription = new Subscription("blue",1)
Since I really want to find things by name, I thought I ought
to use an object instead.
objMySubscriptions["blue"] =new Subscription("blue",1);
Now I can find the subscription easily with:
However, now I don't get the advantages of an ArrayCollection
in generating events for collectionChange, sorting, length etc.
I also want the advantage of arrays in that I have only one
copy of the data, so I can have another object do something like
myACReference:ArrayCollection = new ArrayCollection();
myACReference = holderObject.acMySubscriptions;
myACReference.qty = 5;
so now the acMySubscriptions would hold one Subscription item
in it with properties
name = blue
qty = 5
I tried using ICursorView, but then when I wanted to change
something in the object I found in the ArrayCollection, it didn't
seem to change.
Also I thought of using named elements like the following,
but I read that is frowned on/bad practice.
acMySubscriptions["blue"] = new Subscription("blue",1)
This works dandy, in that I can get my item later easily
enough. But I understand if I do that, I no longer get full
of arrays - e.g., acMySubscriptions.length would yield 0
Bottom line is I want something like an ArrayCollection where
I can get items by name and have all the functionality of arrays
and ArrayCollections. Any help would be GREATLY