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Changing the properties of an object

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I am trying to learn Flex, which uses actionscript 3.  Apparently Actionscript 3 does not allow the use of the eval() function.
what i have is an array of strings
private static var gridA:Array = ["b1","b2","b3","b4","b5","b6","b7","b8","b9"];
this is in a file called Word.as
in myApp.mxml i have 9 text inputs with the IDs that correspond to the text in the array(gridA)

when a button is clicked in myApp.mxml it calls a function in Word.as
one of the arguments to the Word.as function is the this scope

so what i am trying to do in Word.as is as follows
take the psuedo function that would be in Word.as

 public function a(objGlobal:Object):void{
  var randNum:int = 1+(Math.random()*9);
  eval("objGlobal."+gridA[randNum]).visible=false;
  //should evaluate to objGlobal.b1.visible=false; but it doesnt cant use eval
}

i cannot use eval() so how can i change the property of a random text input?

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Siva Prasanna Kumar earned 500 total points
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http://www.colettas.org/?p=17
http://www.colettas.org/?p=193


I think this may work for you

objGlobal[ gridA[randNum] ].visible = false;
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by:jduawa
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thought i tried that...guess not
thanks
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