Action listeners are a great facility provided by JSF for dealing with action events. Commonly, action listeners are attached to command buttons (
<h:commandButton>) or command links (
<h:commandLink>) using the
When a button/link is clicked, JSF calls the action listener during the Invoke Application phase. Notice that if you are using
immediate="true", then the action listener is called during the Apply Request Values phase. The method, indicated as a listener, should be public, should return
void, and should accept an
ActionEvent object (this object can be used to access the component that invoked the action), which can perform specific tasks. When its execution has finished, JSF will call ...