ABAP OO Class Methods

IF_SXFT_EDGE SAP Interface - XFT Edge







IF_SXFT_EDGE is a standard SAP interface, see below for any documentation including details of methods, attributes, events etc. Interfaces are defined much the same as a class using the same transactions but act a bit like a template (in none OO terms). For example, a class would implement the interface and then inherit all of the methods etc from it. This provides a mechanism for unrelated objects to use a set of common behaviours and functionality.


You may have seen this already without knowing what it was, within SAP have you ever seen the method name prefixed by the name of an interface such as IF_SXFT_EDGE~METHOD_NAME . This means that the class has implemented an interface and that this method has been inherited from it.


For further relevant information about this interface enter IF_SXFT_EDGE into the relevant SAP transactions such as SE24, SE80. Also see the Resource section below to view other useful tips, screenshots, links and general information related to this SAP interface and its methods. Or even add your own for future reference



Methods of IF_SXFT_EDGE





A method is a coding block that performs a certain procedure (i.e. ABAP functionality) on an object within the overall SAP class. In simple terms if the object is an SAP database table a method could be the procedure to add a record or to delete a record. If you are new to OO in many respects, the implementation of a method is similar to a function module and can be called in a very similar way using CALL METHOD.

Instead of "CALL FUNCTION", Methods are referenced using the following syntax: CALL METHOD CL_ABAP_CHAR_UTILITIES=>methodname EXPORTING/IMPORTING...



IF_SXFT_NODE~APPEND_CHILD - Append Child
IF_SXFT_NODE~GET_ID - Get Id
IF_SXFT_NODE~GET_NAME - Get Name
IF_SXFT_NODE~GET_PARENT - Get Parent
IF_SXFT_NODE~GET_TYPE - Get Type
IF_SXFT_NODE~INSERT_CHILD - Insert Child
IF_SXFT_NODE~QUERY_INTERFACE - Query Interface
IF_SXFT_NODE~RENDER - Render
SET_CAP - Set Cap
IF_SXFT_COLOR~SET_COLOR - Set Color
IF_SXFT_NODE~SET_ID - Set Id
IF_SXFT_NODE~SET_NAME - Set Name
SET_PRESENCE - Set Presence
SET_STROKE - Set Stroke
SET_THICKNESS - Set Thickness


IF_SXFT_EDGE Attributes

List of attributes within class IF_SXFT_EDGE. These can be referenced using the following syntax IF_SXFT_EDGE=>. Although depending on where you are inserting the ABAP code you do need to check if the attribute is public or private.


Events of the Class IF_SXFT_EDGE

Events are created within your class using special event handler methods. These must be registered at runtime for the event and can then be triggered using the ABAP syntax: RAISE EVENT EXPOTING...