I'm thinking I see a lot of code samples with
of course the only reason I can see people actually type this is for the auto-complete since it doesn't work when just start typing the prefix part or a space like it does inside an element in mxml
sure ofter they have a simple argument with the same name at the classes varialbe the want to set so the say things like
this.scaleX = scaleX
not my favorite.
I prefer to avoid the unessecary this in my code.
Anyway it seems to me that typing initially should provide auto-complete options list with things in the current context so you don't have to type this dot, autocomplete, and then go back and delete the 'this' reference constantly.
Try CTRL - Space