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Alan K Holden

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Why can't I access "relatedObject"?

Why can't I access "relatedObject"?

I'm just trying to see if the function was called because of a field blur or button press, so I can ignore some code in case of the later:

                var ignore:Boolean = false;
                    if(evt.relatedObject.id == 'btnReset'){
                        ignore = true;
                    }
 

Why does the compiler complain "Access of possibly undefined property relatedObject through a reference with static type flash.events:Event" ? Wrong event type? Missing import?

I don't know, it won't compile, even though you can set a breakpoint and see the relatedObject listed in the variables within the event.

No time to care. So I smush it into a core object and use that instead:

                var ignore:Boolean = false;
                // won't compile using a native reference to evt.relatedObject
                // so convert to a plain object
                var thisObj:Object = evt;
                // call me paranoid
                if (evt.relatedObject != null && thisObj.relatedObject.id != null){
                    if(thisObj.relatedObject.id == 'btnReset'){
                        ignore = true;
                    }
                }
 

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