If I add one control to another via obj.setContent("html", newObj) does that set the $owner of newObj to point to obj? I am trying to "climb the ladder" up the chain to get to a given "level" but the chain seems to break just a few steps into my itteration. It looks like it's breaking at the control level. If $owner is not set, how would you suggest that I get to a parent object up the hierarchy when the number of levels is unknown? What I am trying to find out is a property in one of the top most parent controls that I have created. Any suggestion would be great.