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Open Client Introduction and Programming
Preface : Purpose


The AppServer™ for OpenEdge® applications excels at encapsulating business functions written in ABL (Advanced Business Language) and making them available to ABL client applications anywhere on an enterprise network. With the Open Client Toolkit (a component of OpenEdge Studio), you can now extend your departmental applications (for example, written in .NET) or your Web-enabled applications written in Java™ to work with the same business functions used by your OpenEdge enterprise applications.
Using the Open Client Toolkit, you can create Open Client interfaces to a Java or .NET application or a Web service definition, to access the business functions on an AppServer. This guide describes how to use the tools provided with the Open Client Toolkit to accomplish this task.