Originally Posted by criptopus
Alex Harui, said "And one way to do that might be to put an id=”foo” on the DropDownList and watch for the “open” event and set foo.dropDown.owner = this;"
I could reach dropDown from foo if I didn't use a skin but couldn't reach owner,
And if I used a skin dropDown was not available.
It doesn't look like you can set the owner property on foo.dropDown. It might be inaccessible in the parent class. It looks like Alex's theory is at least pointing in the right direction:
trace(foo.owns(foo.dropDown)); // false
trace(foo.dropDown.hasOwnProperty('owner')); // true