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Introducing the Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge Visual Designer : Concepts : Benefits of the Visual Designer

Benefits of the Visual Designer

Among the principal benefits that the Visual Designer provides to ABL application developers are the following:
*The OpenEdge GUI for .NET (that is, the application presentation layer developed with the Visual Designer) takes advantage of full-featured, visually compelling .NET controls.
*The Visual Designer supports coding entirely in ABL. There is no need to learn or use any other programming language.
*Controls can be bound to ABL data sources (databases, temp tables, and ProDataSets).
*Use of the Visual Designer facilitates separation of the application presentation layer (UI) from the business logic layer, the recommended approach for promoting efficient maintenance and reuse of application modules.