In Notification Services, you must define each event that your application will accept. You document these event definitions as event classes in your application definition file (ADF). When the notification application is set up using NSControl Create, the event class information is used to implement SQL Server objects (like tables and indexes) that will manage the data for this event class.
Components called event providers collect event data and write it to Notification Services. You must document in the ADF any event providers that your application uses.
The topics that the Events section covers are described in the following table.
|Collecting Events with an Event Provider||Describes how event providers collect and submit events to the system.|
|Event Chronicles||Discusses how event chronicle tables and event chronicle rules can be used to provide event data to scheduled subscriptions, and to prevent redundant notifications for event-driven subscriptions.|
|Defining an Event Class||Discusses how to define an event class in your ADF.|
|Defining an Event Provider||Discusses how to define an event provider in your ADF.|
|Standard Event Providers||Describes the standard event providers that come with Notification Services, and discusses how to implement them.|