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Guide for New Developers
An overview of ABL : Object-Oriented Concepts Overview : Encapsulation


Encapsulation is a way of organizing data and methods into a structure by concealing the way the object is implemented, thereby preventing access to data by unspecified means. Because of the goal to maintain the privacy of a class’s implementation, encapsulation is also known as information hiding.
For more information on Object-oriented programming, see the guide OpenEdge Development: Object-oriented Programming.