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Then we move on and fire the "onClear" event. To fully understand what happens next we now need to investigate server side listeners which handle these events. A client event will not be sent to the server if it has not been registered. To give the developer the ability to register an event listener at the serverside we need to declare the events. We can do this using a function called addClientEvent.

The following example demonstrates declaring a clear event at the server.

static {
		addClientEvent(SimpleLabel.class, ClearEvent.NAME, 0);

We have noted that if an event is not registered at the server side then it will not be sent from the client. However, in our example there is a problem if the event is not sent back. Let’s cast our mind back to the service method we implemented.

public void service( request, boolean everError) {
		final String cmd = request.getCommand();

		if (cmd.equals(ClearEvent.NAME)) {
			ClearEvent evt = ClearEvent.getClearEvent(request);
			_cleared = evt.getCleared();
		} else
			super.service(request, everError);

Notice that on the receipt of the ClearEvent we update the _cleared property at the server side. Imagine if this event is not sent then we have a problem as the client and the server side will be out of sync. To get around this we can register the event as important.

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