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For the user, the main difference between an OPA and an APP is that the APP can be made to start by up to 5 different events:
  1. By an Icon in the Extras bars.
  2. By the New File dialog in the System screen.
  3. By clicking on an file associated by the APP.
  4. By klicking on the APP file in the \System\Apps\yourapp folder.
  5. It is of course possible to start it from other programs too...
    (Like the Help system)

Which of these are possible are decided by the APP definitionin your source code.

APP YourApp, YourKuid&
   FLAGS xx
   ICON "c:\programfiles\yourapp.mbm"

The different parts: