Forgive me, I be a dingbat...

By setting the "[RemoteClass(alias="...")]" line, the thing I got back from
the server was not an ArrayCollection of generic Objects, but of strongly
typed Review (AS) objects, which didn't need any casting.

All solved now. Nothing to see here...

On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 1:52 PM, John Mesheimer <>wrote:

> I have an ActionScript class that creates a custom Review object, like so:
> /////
> ///// Taken from one of Adobe's online samples
> package
> {
> import mx.formatters.DateFormatter;
> ////// [RemoteClass(alias="")]
> [Bindable]
> public class Review
> {
>     public function Review(source:Object=null)
>     {
>     // some date formatting stuff happens here
>     }
>     public var restaurantId:int;
>     public var restaurantName:String;
>     public var restaurant:Object;
>     public var reviewDate:Date;
>     public var reviewer:String;
>     public var rating:Number;
>     public var title:String;
>     public var reviewText:String;
>     public var email:String;
> }
> }
> This class lets me take an ArrayCollection of generic Objects from the
> server, loop through it with something like "new Review(source[i])" and get
> a bunch of Review objects in an ArrayCollection. Works perfectly.
> I also need to be able to write a Review object (a Java object) to the
> server, so I add "[RemoteClass(alias="")]" above
> the ActionScript class declaration. This way I can declare a "public var
> review:Review", call an "addReview(review)" on my RemoteObject service, and
> my server receives a Review Java object. This works perfectly too.
> The problem is that once I add this "[RemoteClass(alias="...")]" line,
> doing "new Review(source[i])" no longer works as expected. Given the same
> ArrayCollection of generic Objects as before, "new Review(source[i])" will
> still create a Review object, but now all its properties are null.
> If I comment out the "[RemoteClass(alias="...")]" line I can properly cast
> generic objects to Review objects again (but then I am no longer able to
> send a Review Java object to the server).
> Is this the way it's supposed to work? (I hope I've stated my problem
> clearly.) How can I accomplish both tasks using a single class?
> Thanks for any help, folks.
> John
> PS. I am using the Flex 3.5 SDK.

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