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access data from one component to other component in actionscript

royjayd asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
hi guys

I have two components.


public class TextareaComponent extends FormItem{
public function TextareaComponent()  {
grid = new DatagridComponent(); 

private function callPopulate(event: flash.events.KeyboardEvent) : void {
if(grid != null && grid.lookupdataForFilter != null){
var lookupdata:ArrayCollection =  grid.lookupdataForFilter; //data from DatagridComponent 

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public class DatagridComponent extends VBox  
[Bindable] public var lookupdataForFilter:ArrayCollection = new ArrayCollection();
public function DatagridComponent()
Swiz.dispatchEvent(new GlobalScreenEvent(GlobalScreenEvent.POPULATE_LOOKUP));

[Mediate(event="GlobalScreenEvent.LOOKUP_RECEIVED", properties="data")]
public function populateLookUp( data:Object ):void{
lookupdataForFilter = data as ArrayCollection;  //contains the data

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TextareaComponent   is rendered first
DatagridComponent  is rendered second.

My goal is to access lookupdataForFilter defined in the DatagridComponent  from my TextareaComponent
I have defined lookupdataForFilter  as bindable  
I put a breakpoint on this line >>lookupdataForFilter = data as ArrayCollection;  and i see the data.

but when KEY_UP event is invoked from  TextareaComponent  'grid.lookupdataForFilter' is empty.

any idea where i am going wrong?

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