Visual Programming


Connection to Object Oriented Programming

The idea of Visual Programming Languages is also connected with the idea of Object-Oriented programming. A visual icon or syntax can be though of as an individual object that can be used repetitively in the programming environment. Each object can be one component of a necessarily desired action, however, there may also be the ability to combine objects to achieve highly specific and varied results.

These combinable objects are like jigsaw puzzles, in that only certain pieces can fit together to form new objects, and they will not connect if they are not allowed to. In fact, many languages use a jigsaw like interface to show which pieces fit together.

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