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comprehension problem gwt & events

Artur Wojciechowski

Joined: Feb 01, 2011
Posts: 1

I'm new to GWT. At the moment I'm reading the tutorial for the
StockWatcher (
Here is the code I do not understand:

At the first line a new Button is created. Afterwards the button gets
a new anonymous ClickHandler with the "onClick()" function. So far so
But when the user clicks the button and the "onClick()" function is
called, how is it possible, that the String variable "symbol" still
lives in memory?
I have implemented this code to my eclipse and it works perfectly. But
I do not understand how is it possible to get the value of the
"symbol" variable after the button has been created and sent to
client.??? When user clicks on the button the "onClick()" function is
called and still has the value of the "symbol" string??'
Can someone explain it to me?
Maneesh Godbole
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
Posts: 10817

Welcome to the Ranch.
The variable symbol is referenced by stocks.indexOf(symbol); Hence it is not garbage collected and available when the onClick executes

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