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Capturing WD_EVENT from SAP-GUI

Hi gurus,

I've developed an application that works in the browser, separately of the R/3 system.

Now I want embedd it into a control (no problem), and capture some events that user can do. For this reason, I open the wd application with a cl_gui_wdr_viewer, and I've defined an event handler:

CREATE OBJECT wdr_html_viewer


parent = wdp_html_container.

CREATE OBJECT wdr_inplace_handler.

SET HANDLER wdr_inplace_handler->on_wd_event

FOR wdr_html_viewer.

CLASS cl_wdr_inplace_handler DEFINITION.


METHODS: on_wd_event

FOR EVENT wd_event OF cl_gui_wdr_viewer

IMPORTING action parameters. "#EC NEEDED

ENDCLASS. "cl_wdr_inplace_handler DEFINITION

CLASS cl_wdr_inplace_handler IMPLEMENTATION.

METHOD on_wd_event.

CASE action.


PERFORM leave_wdr_html_viewer.




ENDMETHOD. "on_wd_event

ENDCLASS. "cl_wdr_inplace

But I don't understand what means this ACTION of the case... an action in the main view? But WDR_START_TRANSACTION' is too long...

Thanks inadvance...

Alejandra Fernández

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  • Jul 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Maybe I'm a bit late with this, but still worth answering.

    I was facing the same issue today, but I managed to figure it out.

    In the webdynpro, you have to fire an event, but it's not a typical webdynpro event.

    You have to fire it from the SAPGUI manager. (which is a WDA api)

    wd_comp_controller->wd_get_api( )->get_sapgui_manager( )->fire(                   name        = 'blah'                   parameters  = lt_param ).

    In the SAP screen, you embed the webdynpro using the CL_GUI_WDR_VIEWER class and you register an event handler for the WD_EVENT.

    go_wdr->LOAD_APPLICATION(   PROTOCOL    = 'http'  APPLICATION = 'ZTVDO_MATLIST').SET HANDLER lcl_eventhandler=>on_event FOR go_wdr.

    in the handler you can then evaluate the event name and parameters

    Now I'm pretty sure that I can also get the eventing from gui to WDA working as well. Back to the code!

    edit: bingo!

    on you WD view, you need to define an action and implement your handler logic there.

    in the on_init of the component controller, you have to permit SAPGUI event handling.

     wd_this->wd_get_api( )->get_sapgui_manager( )->SUBSCRIBE_EVENTS( abap_true ).

    in your SAPGUI application, you can then fire an event to WDA:

         go_wdr->fire_event( WDR_ACTION = 'SET_DATA'                         parameters = lt_param ).

    edit2: however, I should note that, apparently, SAP no longer supports the CL_GUI_WDR_VIEWER.

    so, yay for a funky solution, but booh for it not being allowed 😔

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    May 04, 2009 at 05:11 PM


    Check the SAP demo program DEMO_GUI_WDR_VIEWER1 to know how to integrate WD ABAP application in an SAP Container and capture events.


    Trikanth Basetty

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    • Former Member

      Thanks for your answer,

      but this program is not in my system. Could be it come with EnhPackage1, it's not still installed on my system.

      I will become crazy, I think it must not be so difficult!! I need only understand how the wd component fire the wd_event of the class CL_GUI_WDR_VIEWER.

      thanks again,

      Alejandra Fernández