Sorry if this is a really basic question, but I've spent a
long time searching for an answer with no success.
Suppose I create a new component QueryHandle.mxml using
Canvas as the root element in the mxml file. Elsewhere in my code,
I dynamically create a new instance of a QueryHandle, and try to
add it as a child of a container. The compiler complains with error
1067: Implicit coercion of a value of type QueryHandle to an
unrelated type flash.display:DisplayObject. I suppose I naively
assumed that the component I created in the mxml file, QueryHandle,
would extend Canvas as that's the root component. In which case,
there wouldn't be a classcast error. However, that doesn't seem to
be the case. In fact, I realised as I was researching this, that I
don't actually know how a component defined in mxml, rather than
actionscript, relates to the rest of the class hierarchy.
So two questions: what do I have to do to get my code to add
a QueryTemplate as a container child, and how in general do mxml
components relate to the overall Flex class hierarchy?
Aagh! Solved - it was a stupid bug on my part. Which I found
while preparing a minimal test case to illustrate the problem. Memo
to self: write the minimal test case *before* posting a support