Take Another Look at ABAP Dynpros — Advanced Programming Techniques for Better User Interfaces with More Control and Fewer Surprises

  • by Doris Vielsack, SAP NetWeaver ABAP QM, SAP AG
  • Arndt Rosenthal, SAP NetWeaver ABAP UI Services, SAP AG
  • March 15, 2006
Dynpro technology has long served as the basis of reliable, user-friendly SAP GUI interfaces, and will continue to have a presence for years to come as the next-generation technique, Web Dynpro, matures as a technology. This article goes beyond the basics of dynpro programming to explore some advanced techniques for enhancing your dynpros and writing better ABAP programs to support them. You will learn how to combine classic dynpros and custom front-end controls to incorporate more complex GUI elements, such as trees and viewers, and how to work more effectively with dynpros in your ABAP programs in order to achieve robust dialog programs without much effort.

Doris Vielsack

Doris Vielsack received her degree in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1989. From 1989 to 2001, she worked in the public service sector of Karlsruhe at a computer center, where she started by developing user interfaces for special output devices, and later assumed responsibility for parts of the software and hardware infrastructure of the department. Doris joined SAP in 2001, and currently works in development support as part of the SAP NetWeaver ABAP QM group. She is responsible for the development of the Dynpro Tool of the New ABAP Debugger.

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Arndt Rosenthal

Arndt Rosenthal studied process engineering at the Institute of Technology in Merseburg, Germany, where he received his degree in 1985. From 1985 to 1990, he worked on computer-aided methods for the optimal design of experiments to determine nonlinear models of technical processes in the chemical industry. Arndt joined SAP in 1990. After working as a consultant for about a year, he became a member of the Customizing Tools development team, where he was responsible for the development of the Extended Table Maintenance Framework. In 1998, Arndt joined the dynpro processor development team, which became the SAP NetWeaver ABAP UI Services group. He is currently jointly responsible for the development and maintenance of the dynpro processor.

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