The Object Navigator is a central point of entry into the ABAP Workbench. It is the successor of the Repository Browser, and you can access it using transaction SE80.
You use the Object Navigator to organize your programming in an integrated development environment.
Working with Development Objects .
Development objects are arranged together in object lists. Each object list contains all of the objects in a certain category, such as package, program and global class.
From the object list, you can select an object by double-clicking it. When you open an object, the Workbench calls up the development tool with which the object was created. See also
To help you in your work, the Object Navigator provides a comprehensive set of navigation functions. For more information, refer to
Use of Controls
In redesigning the interface of the ABAP Workbench, SAP developers have used the SAP Control Framework. The various controls that are used are all programmed using ABAP Objects. For an overview of the controls used in the Workbench, refer to
Controls and the Workbench.
Separation of navigation and tool areas. For further information, refer to
The navigation area displays the object list. The tool area, on the other hand, displays the different development objects, each in its relevant tool.
The following tools are integrated in the tool area in the Object Navigator:
ABAP Dictionary, Class Builder, ABAP Editor, Function Builder, Screen Painter, Menu Painter, and text element maintenance.
The remaining tools use the entire screen, and thus hide the navigation area when they are open.
Overview of sub-objects in an application
When you are editing a particular object in a specific tool, you can still see the other existing sub-objects belonging to the program, package, and so on.
Context-sensitive right-click in browser
In the navigation area, all of the functions that apply to objects are available from a context menu (right-click). You can choose a function directly from this menu, for example. to start the appropriate tool for editing the object.
Support of user-specific views
Development objects that will need to be edited frequently in the Workbench can be included in a List of favorites.
If you need to return to the same objects frequently during a single work session, you can include them in a worklist.
Components of the Interface
Toolbar for Object List Display
ABAP Workbench Tools
- Standard Toolbar
- Application Toolbar
- Context Menu (only in ABAP Editor in edit control mode)
Areas of Navigation in SE80
Working with Development Objects