'autoRef' has been implemented for xds-188.8.131.52. Any component which is put in a Container will get the Designer configuration autoRef. The autoRef is a plain string without worries of using "../../" etc
autoRef will generate a correct ref path to place your ref configuration on the top level component.
For example if you have a Button within a ButtonGroup within a ToolBar within a Panel, typically you would have to manually calculate the number of "../"'s that you need to place it on the top level class. (For example '../../myBtn').
We would use the autoRef configuration 'myBtn'.
autoRef allows you to add or remove additional levels of nesting within your hierarchy with ease and while calculating the correct ref configuration.