Introduction to Object-oriented Programming

On-Demand Training


Course Details

This course is only available via a subscription to the OpenEdge 11 Developer learning path at $1500 USD per user per year. See How to Subscribe below. 

In this course you will learn how to use the object-oriented capabilities of Progress OpenEdge ABL. First you will be introduced to key features of Progress Software’s object-oriented ABL. Next, you will learn how to develop and test classes. Finally, you will learn how to further develop an application by applying object-oriented programming features such as inheritance, interface classes, singletons, dynamic instances, and events.


This course is for experienced Progress OpenEdge Advanced Business Language (ABL) developers who want to learn how to use the object-oriented capabilities of ABL.


Equivalent to 8 hours of instructor-led training

Product Version

Progress OpenEdge 11.7

What Will You Learn

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the key features of object-oriented ABL programming.
  • Define the parts of an ABL class, including:
    • Data members
    • Constructors
    • Methods
    • A destructor
  • Access data members and call methods within a class.
  • Work with other classes, including:
    • Creating instances
    • Accessing data members and methods
    • Accessing a class instance dynamically
    • Deleting instances
  • Test a class
  • Define and use an inheritance hierarchy
  • Define and use interface classes
  • Create singletons (static instances)
  • Create instances dynamically
  • Define and use class events

Training Prerequisites

You should already be able to:

  • Develop and test ABL procedural code.
  • Perform basic tasks in Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge:
    • Define a workspace
    • Create a project.
    • Use Project Explorer to navigate within the workspace.

How to Subscribe

This course is only available via a subscription to the OpenEdge 11 Developer Learning Path learning path.
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