0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2010 12:06 PM by BRebey

    Access  properties of custom  component's base  class from  Action Script

    BRebey Level 1

      When I create a custom component in MXML from, for instance, a VBox, I can't access all the properties of the VBox when I later instantiate the component from Action Script.


      For instance, if I  have a component TestComponent defined in




                <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
                 <mx:VBox xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml" width="400" height="300">


      and I later instantiate it from script like  this, I can't access  things  like  "horizontalCenter" and "top"  so that I can manage the component's location.



           private var compInst:TestComponent;

           private function onInitialize():void

                compInst = new TestComponent();
                compInst.top = 50;   // *** <<<>>> *** This produces a compiler error (below).


      The error is:  "Access of possibly undefined property top through a reference with static type TestComponent".


      My component is based on a VBox, and "top" is a property of VBox, but I can't access it.   What am I doing wrong?