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Transparent Container UI Element


I am new to Web Dynpro for ABAP and have been tasked with the creation of a complex input screen with a tabbed strip of 12 tabs with 7 columns on each tab. Each column also has multiple input fields on it.

My question is in the design of the screen. I am currently equating the Transparent Container as an (X)HTML DIV tag for my screen formatting.

Would this be a fair assumption?

Are there any documents on screen design?



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    Posted on Oct 11, 2006 at 12:32 PM


    For HTML client TransparentContainer is in fact rendered as DIV element. Though, it may be changed.

    Anyway, this is quite safe analogy.

    For your task you may use either:

    1. Matrix/Grid layout of Tab content and no Transparent containers at all. You may get columns effect using layout only.

    2. Matrix layout with 7 columns (one row) and transparent container in every cell. Use this only if [1] is not suitable, i.e. when layout in every column differs too much.

    Valery Silaev

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      Hi Valery

      Many thanks for your quick response. I shall continue to design the screen as I set out.



      I get an error when rewarding you. I will try again in a bit.

      Message was edited by: Ian Stubbings

  • Posted on Oct 12, 2006 at 07:35 PM

    Hi Ian,

    allthough my article on Best" target="_blank">">Best Practices for Building Client-Independent Web Dynpro UIs is not directly addressing your question it probably comprises helpful additional information, e.g. using the TransparantContainer instead of a Group UI element.

    Regards, Bertram

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