By Patricia Long,2014-09-13 13:04
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    Web Dynpro Debugging, Solution

    Topic: Web Dynpro Debugging

    At the end of this Exercise, you are able to:

    1) Debug and change the Component Context of a running

    Web Dynpro application.

    2) Optional HotSwap code

    4 Debugging, Step-by-Step

    4-1 Web Dynpro Debugging

     4-1-1 Switching Server Nodes to Debug Mode.

    From Web Dynpro Explorer Perspective:

    To be able to debug within a running Web Dynpro

    application, you must activate debugging for the server

    process of the J2EE Engine. You activate this in the

    J2EE Engine view.

    1. If necessary, open the J2EE Engine view. To do so,

    choose Window ? Show View ? Other and then select

    J2EE ? J2EE Engine. Choose OK to confirm your

    entries. The system displays a view containing status

     information about the running J2EE Engine.

     2. Expand the tree display fully until you can see the

    actual server process (for example server0).

    3. Right-click the server node and then choose Enable

    debugging of process from the context menu.


    The server process is stopped and restarted in

    debugging mode. Only the ON value is shown for

    Debug Mode. To display the current status of the

     server, in the view toolbar, choose Refresh. Wait until

     the server has the status Running

    4-1-2 Setting a Breakpoint

1. Open the implementation page of the Quiz

    Component from the QuizApp application. To do so, in

    the Web Dynpro Explorer, edit the Quiz Component Controller and go to the Implementation tab page.

    2. The Editor displays the source code. Navigate to

    wdDoInit() method. Right-click on the marker bar

    (along the left edge of the editor area) frame next to

     line of code to open the context menu and choose 3.Add Breakpoint. You can also doubleclick in the markerbar to achieve the same results. The breakpoint lines are highlighted with a blue dot.

    A suggested breakpoint would be at line wdContext.nodeQuizData().bind(questions);

    4-1-3 Defining a Debug Configuration and Starting the Debug Mode

    To start the Web Dynpro application in the debugger,

    you require a launch configuration.

    1. Choose Run ? Debug... in the main menu.

    2. In the list of possible configurations, select Web

    Dynpro Application and then choose New.

    3. Under Name, enter QuizDebug as the name of the


     4. Choose Browse... next to the Project field. Next, select the WebDynpro_Quiz project and confirm with


    5. Choose Browse... next to the Web Dynpro

    Application field. Next, select the QuizApp and confirm

    with OK.

    6. If the QuizApp application to be debugged has not yet been deployed on the server, select the Create and

    deploy archive checkbox. 7. [Optional] To select the server that you want to use for the debugging procedure, choose the J2EE engine

    tab page.

    8. The configuration is now complete and you can start the debugger.

    9. To start the debugger, choose Debug.

    The SAP NetWeaver Studio automatically switches to the debug perspective. The Web application is started in an external Browser. If the application appears that it can no longer be executed, you should switch back to the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio, you will see

    that the application was stopped at the breakpoint and can now be analyzed.

    4-1-4 Changing the Web Dynpro Component Context

    Switch from the browser session to the Debug Perspective.

    The program execution should be stopped at your


    Go to the Variables View in the upper right

1) Expand the this node

    2) Expand wdContext node

    From the editor view, Step over your breakpoint. The wdContext is now populated.

From the Variables View,

    Drilldown to the children Expand this node[]

Expand the elements node$ElementList

    Expand the elements node


    Expand the elementData node java.lang.Object[]

Expand the QuizDataElement Node$IQuizDataElement

    Click on the member variable _question

Click on Resume

    Result - The QuizApp displays the Q&A that you had entered.

    4-1-5 Terminate Debugging

    Proceed as follows:


    1. In the Debug View, call the context menu for the top node (QuizDebug[Web Dynpro Application]). Choose


2. Call the context menu again and then choose Remove

    All Terminated Launches. The Remove All Terminated

    Launches tool button clears the Debug view of threads

    that have been Terminated.

HotSwap code (Optional Section) 4-2

     4-2-1 Set a Breakpoint

    Place a new breakpoint in the Welcome

    View Implementation of the method onActionExitPressed

     4-2-2 Resume Debugging

    You can restart debugging of the QuizApp

    application by choosing Run ->Debug

    History and select QuizDebug.

     4-2-3 HotSwap

    Run the QuizApp (you may have to resume stpast the 1 breakpoint). Click on Exit Quiz


    1) Toggle over to the Debug perspective.

    Your application will be suspended at the

    breakpoint in the onActionExitPressed

    method. 2) Change to code to go to a different URL

    (ex: ) or fire a

    different plug. Be creative.

    Save and click Resume

    Result: Your application should reflect your

    code changes

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