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Author's profile photo Nimisha Girijan

Melting Group-An additional container available in Webdynpro Java

Over the years of working in Webdynpro Java,we have been constantly using Transparent Containers,Scroll Containers,Groups,Trays and so on.

But one unique feature or rather to be put in a UI element which i found out about recently was Melting Group.

About Melting Group:It is similar to Transparent Container as it is not visible on UI and has the same structure as about transparent container.

The properties are similar as well as shown below:


Melting Group-(Source -SAP Help)

"MeltingGroup acts like a container and layout at the same time.

It allows only certain items as its content (mainly single-line UI elements like input fields) and arranges them horizontally, without wrapping.

The (relative or absolute) width of the individual items and their separation can be adjusted by means of melting group data.”

Try and add a table UI element and it wont give you the option to do so.

I guess that is the reason Melting group was never as constantly used as a transparent container and a group as the latter doesnt restrict the usage of any UI element.

Anyways it is definitely useful in cases where in we will be only  using Single Line UI elements.

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      Author's profile photo Tobias Hofmann
      Tobias Hofmann

      Nice information about melting group. A link to the official documentation would be nice: SAP Help. (btw: the 3 sentences beneath the image are taken from SAP Help. This should be made visible in the text)

      Author's profile photo Nimisha Girijan
      Nimisha Girijan
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      hello tobias,

      As for the sentences taken from sap help,it is not so.The description was taken from sap nwds 7.3 which gives detailed information about UI elements.Unfortunately since this UI is not used much ,could not get much info.

      As per your request,please find the link:

      I believe you yourself have attached a link along with the comment above.

      Would definitely appreciate if its in your line of expertise to pave a way for more information.

      In case if you have any.

      Author's profile photo Tobias Hofmann
      Tobias Hofmann

      I copied the text and Google gave as a result the above mentioned SAP Help page. Either way, be it be copied from NWDS documentation or SAP Help, the text needs to be marked as such. Put the text between " " and give the source.

      Author's profile photo Nimisha Girijan
      Nimisha Girijan
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      Thank you for your guidance..iam new to scn hence looking forward to your tips and advices on my documents. 🙂