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We have published a survey (link) to check with Web Dynpro ABAP community, if they want a more modern and productive development environment for Web Dynpro ABAP applications development.

The results were quite positive and ABAP in Eclipse is going in the direction to provide support for Web Dynpro ABAP applications development.

ABAP in Eclipse 2.0 is just out as trial. Refer to blog to check how to download it: SCN Trial: ABAP Development Tools 2.0

ABAP in Eclipse doesn’t come bundled with Theme editor.Theme editor is available as standalone delivery which you can use to edit Web Dynpro Themes.

What about having Theme Editor installed within ABAP in Eclipse IDE !!!

One of the main objectives of ABAP in Eclipse was to bring all development scenario’s into one IDE. Using eclipse as a base it is enabled automatically.

Execute following steps to install Theme Editor in ABAP in Eclipse:

  1. Open the link Theme Editor download link
  2. Download Eclipse PlugIn from the list of available downloads
  3. Install ABAP in Eclipse. Follow the blog to check exact steps: Enabling ABAP in Eclipse
  4. Open ABAP in Eclipse.
  5. Go to Help->Instal New Software and choose Add option.
  6. Choose “Archive” option and select the zip file downloaded from step 2.
  7. Follow the wizard. ABAP in Eclipse will be restarted

And you have Theme editor installed in ABAP in Eclipse. Now, you can do your ABAP development and also edit Web Dynpro ABAP themes using same IDE.

Refer to the document (Link) to know more about theme editor:

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  1. Bertram Ganz

    Hallo Ashwani,

    our choice for the new UI theme designer frontend fell to a SAPUI5-based browser application, not to another successor of the former Eclipse Theme Editor plugin. SAP does no longer offer the unsupported Eclipse Theme Editor for download on SCN. We therefor updated the download page content with the following information

    Eclipse Theme Editor version 2 plugin replaced by UI theme designer

    This page formerly provided the Eclipse theme editor plugin for defining and maintaining custom themes for SAP applications. Like described in SAP Note 1613933 the Eclipse theme editor got provided via SDN as download under the terms of an evaluation license that did not imply support from SAP, and limited usage to non-productive scenarios.

    Beginning with UI add-on 1.0 SP4 for SAP NetWeaver and with SAP NetWeaver 7.40 SP3 SAP offers the UI theme designer as single solution for theming and branding SAP’s key user interfaces across multiple SAP UI clients (SAP NetWeaver Portal or SAP NetWeaver Business Client), technologies (SAPUI5, Web Dynpro and Floorplan Manager) and applications (SAP Business Suite, landing pages in HCM Renewal, SAP Fiori).


    Comments and questions: Please use the User Interface Technology forum to provide your feedback or to post queries.

    More details: see http://help.sap.com/nw-uiaddon (UI theme designer devloper guide under section “What’s New – Release Notes – English (PDF) – Chapter 3“) and SAP note 1852401

    Regards, Bertram Ganz, SAP AG

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