Introduction to Object-oriented Programming (12)

On-Demand Training


Course Description

You can subscribe to this course for a cost of $295 USD for 12 months of unlimited access, per user, per year. 

In this course, you learn how to use the object-oriented capabilities of Progress OpenEdge ABL. This course introduces object-oriented ABL concepts and the syntax that supports the concepts. The hands-on exercises reinforce concepts such as encapsulation, inheritance, interface classes, 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 learning

Product Version

This course is compatible with OpenEdge 12.2.

What you will 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 

  • Destructors 

  • Access data members and call methods within a class 

  • Work with other classes, including: 

  • Create instances 

  • Access data members and methods 

  • Delete instances 

  • Test a class 

  • Use an inheritance hierarchy. 

  • Use additional access-modes, types and members, including: 

  • Use package-level access modes 

  • Use enums 

  • Use interface classes 

  • Use static members and constructors 

  • Use class events 


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. 

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