An "open" application is an application that has at least the published properties and methods of objects within the application exposed, allowing the tester to examine and utlize them in the creation of automated tests.
A "connected" application is an application that has test script code embedded within the main application. Also called a self-testing application.
More "official" definitions can be found in the TestComplete Help Files under "Open Applications", "Connected Applications", and "Self-Testing Applications"
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