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Chapter 3: Object COBOL Tutorials

This chapter introduces you to the Object COBOL tutorials, which will help you to get started with OO programming in Object COBOL. The tutorials use the function-key Editor and Animator. The principles taught in these tutorials apply equally to UNIX and to Windows.

3.1 Overview

The OO programming tutorials included with Object COBOL cover the following topics:

  1. Objects and Messages

  2. Writing a Class Program

  3. Inheritance

  4. Collections

  5. Exception Handling

  6. Requirements-based Vocabularies

All the tutorials contain both explanatory information and step-by-step instructions which take you through Object COBOL code using the Micro Focus Editor and Animator. All the text for the tutorials is available both on-line and in this manual.

3.2 Using the Tutorials

We recommend that you work through the tutorials in order. Each tutorial builds on the information in the earlier ones.

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