Here’s SAP’s explanation of why the WD-ABAP component WDR_TEST_EVENTS doesn’t work with NW2004s at SP08, and also a suggested work-around. Since it is extremely instructive to compare code in this WD-ABAP component with the code generated in various WD-Java tutorials, I thought it was important to let folks know that you can get this WD-ABAP component to work by following SAP’s suggestion. (Slightly Edited Text of SAP message): Dear xxxx, There is a problem with the HorizontalContextualPanel UIElement in SAP_BASIS SP08 which is fixed with SP09. Unfortunately this means that the WDR_TEST_EVENTS application does not work for SP08. As a solution you may make a local copy of WDR_TEST_EVENTS and remove the HorizontalContextualPanel UIElement from the “HCP” View of your WDR_TEST_EVENTS copy and than activate it. Best Regards, xxxx NetWeaver Development SAP AG Here’s how we implemented the SAP suggestion, since we couldn’t get the view to display in order to remove the UI element from it. First, we commented out the code in the ONACTIONTO_HOR_CTX_PANEL method of the Main view of our local copy ZWDR_TEST_EVENTS that we made of the SAP-delivered component WDR_TEST_EVENTS: method ONACTIONTO_HOR_CTX_PANEL . * wd_this->fire_to_hor_ctx_panel_plg( * ). endmethod. Note: if you don’t comment out this code before the next step, the activate will blow up for an obvious reason. Then we simply deselected the item HOR_CTX_PANEL from the list of components to be activated (i.e. the list that comes up when you activate ZWDR_TEST_EVENTS) The activation process will still generate an error message, but it does complete and the application will run successfully. Thanks to the NW Development Team for the very quick turn-around on our customer message.