How do I reference the scope of the parent component /
application in script.
i.e. I have a main.mxml page, with a component
<test:myCustomComponent> - inside that component, I want to
call a function in the root application
I know there is a way to access the root scope of the
application, would like to know this syntax.
Also would like to know the way to access the parent
component (if not the root for example).
I realize that ideally that you want a loosely coupled
application that doesn't have the direct tie backwards, but in some
cases it is appropriate. Also found in my flex 1.5 days, binding
CAN be slow and some times unpredictable.
There are parentDocument for the next container up the chain,
and parentApplication for the application root. Will these do?
I share your concerns about having backwards ties. I've tried
dispatching custom events as a way to communicate with parent
objects, and make the ties less rigid. I'd be interested to know of
people's thoughts on this.