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11.3.3, 11.3.4, 11.4, 11.6.2, 11.6.3, 11.7, 11.7.1, 11.7.2,, 11.7.4, 12.0

Release 11.3 #52195@2019-06-02

OpenEdge 12.0 support!

We are please to announce that we are not aware of any issues using the SmartComponent Library on OpenEdge 12.0. We hereby declare OpenEdge 12.0 fully supported for the SmartComponent Library as of the release of May 1st 2019.

OpenEdge 11.7.4 support!

We are please to announce that we are not aware of any issues using the SmartComponent Library on OpenEdge 11.7.4. We hereby declare OpenEdge 11.7.4 fully supported for the SmartComponent Library as of the release of November 5th 2018.

OpenEdge 11.7.3 support!

The previously reported issues with the Progress Developer Studio Visual Designer (Visual Designer related OpenEdge 11.7.3 product alert!!!) has been resolved by Progress Software with Hotfix 007 of OpenEdge 11.7.3. We hereby announce full compatibility of the SmartComponent Library with OpenEdge 

Besides the issue with the Visual Designer however, we have not been aware of any incompatibilities with OpenEdge 11.7.3. 

.NET Framework Version 4.7

.NET 4.7 is not supported with OpenEdge 11.x, see: Is .NET 4.7 certified and supported for OpenEdge? 

Progress has reported severy issues with OpenEdge GUI for .NET and .NET 4.7: GUI .Net Application crashes after .Net upgrade to 4.7

When using the .NET Framework 4.7, please make sure, you upgrade to OpenEdge 11.6.4 or OpenEdge 11.7.2 or later. Also, it may be required to recompile the application on a PC running .NET Framework 4.7 when applications are also executed on a PC with .NET Framework 4.7.

Introducing the SmartComponent Library developer forum

Got questions about using the SmartComponent Library? Wish to discuss feature requests with other users of the SmartComponent Library? To facilitate networking in the growing number of SmartComponent Library users and developers, we've added a developer forum on our new home-page. The developer forum can be found at: 

A login is required to participate in the forum. Don't be shy - create your account today!

Announcing the SmartFramework ERD Designer

We are announcing the availability of the SmartFramework ERD Designer

Release Notes

Following the release of the OpenEdge 11.7 Release we have completed our testing of the SmartComponent Library on this release of Progress and are proud to announce formal support for the SmartComponent Library on OpenEdge 11.7 with the 2017-04-24 release of the SmartComponent Library. Generally we recommend customers on OpenEdge 11 to upgrade to OpenEdge 11.7 quickly. Starting the 2017-07-14 release we are supporting OpenEdge 11.7 Service Pack 1 (11.7.1).

Starting the 2015-10-09 release the Business Entity Designer will feature a start page with links to most recent release note articles on this site.

With SCL-751 we have adopted native Enums for OpenEdge 11.6. To activate this feature customers must add a definition to products.i. SCL-751 provides details for this.

With SCL-1113 we have modified the templates for SmartWindowForms and SmartTabFolderPages generated from the Business Entity Designer. We have removed the initialization of the viewer controls SmartTableIOState property (value was set to "NoDataSource" within the InitializeComponent method). Customers using their own set of templates should adopt the same fix to their templates.

OpenEdge 11.7.3 compatibility

During our tests on OpenEdge 11.7.3 we have experienced the following issues: 

  • [SCL-2216] - 11.7.3 Visual Designer disabling properties of ABL user controls

The issue has been resolved by Progress Software with hotfix 007 for OpenEdge 11.7.3.

OpenEdge 11.7.2 compatibility

During our tests on OpenEdge 11.7.2 we have experienced two issues: 

  • [SCL-2007] - Correct support for WebHandler in CcsServiceManager
  • [SCL-2008] - Closing SmartWindowForm causes crash on OpenEdge 11.7.2

We consider it mandatory for customers using OpenEdge 11.7.2 to use at least the release #44166@2017-11-27 of the SmartComponent Library. 

Due to an fix for

  • [SCL-1924] - SmartViewerControl: copy mechanism cannot cope with clob datatype

from Progress Software for in OpenEdge we further recommend all customers to apply this hotfix as well. 

New Versions of Proparse .NET Assemblies (30 December 2018)

We have updated proparse with further enhancements in this release (see Please download the .NET Assemblies ZIP file from our ESD and replace the in your environment with the latest one. The new assembly reference is:

<assembly name=", Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=cda1b098b1034b24"/>

As proparse is used by our Business Entity Generator, this new version of the Assembly is also relevant for customers not doing GUI for .NET development and require support for parsing new ABL language constructs.

This version of proparse provides additional debug information when errors are thrown from

New Version of the Consultingwerk.SmartComponents Assemly (09 January 2019)

To support the new SmartFilterControl and the "Filter" link between the SmartFilterControl/SmartDynamciFilterControl and a SmartBusinessEntityAdapter or SmartDatasetChildAdapter we have updated the Consultingwerk.SmartComponents.dll. The new Assembly reference is:

<assembly name="Consultingwerk.SmartComponents, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=10603cb31df311b3"/>

Customers need to update this Assembly in order to compile the latest releases of the SmartComponent Library.

Hybrid Realm now using IAuthenticationService

We've updated the SmartHybridRealm class used for http authentication to leverage the IAuthenticationService. It is therefor required that for AppServers requiring http Authentication (e.g. REST or Web) the correct IAuthenticationService implementation is registered (using service.xml files).

Customers relying on the previous behavior should ensure that the Consultingwerk.SmartFramework.Authentication.AuthenticationService is regsitered as the IAuthenticationService. This implementation will auhtenticate users against the password stored in the SmartUser database table. 

When users with no Login Company set should be able to login using the SmartHybridRealm, it's required to set the Login Company Tennant Domain (similar to the field in the Login Company Maintenance) in the .restapplicationsettings / .applicationsettings, e.g.:

 "DefaultAuthenticationDomain": "consultingwerk" 

This is required as the Hydrid Realm Interface from Progress does not provide the domain name to the authentication method. 

Web Handler overview

This is an overview of the web handlers supported by this release

handler1=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.CatalogWebHandler: /Catalog/{EntityName}
handler2=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.CatalogsWebHandler: /Catalogs/{PackageName}
handler3=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.CountWebHandler: /Resource/{EntityName}/count
handler4=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.ResourceSubmitWebHandler: /Resource/{EntityName}/SubmitData
handler5=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.InvokeMethodWebHandler: /Resource/{EntityName}/{MethodName}
handler6=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.ResourceWebHandler: /Resource/{EntityName}
handler7=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.BusinessServicesWebHandler: /BusinessServices/{OutputFormat}/{PackageName}
handler8=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartMenuWebHandler: /SmartMenu/{MenuStructureId}
handler9=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartMenuStructureWebHandler: /SmartMenuStructure
handler10=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartRoutesWebHandler: /SmartRoutes
handler11=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartGridWebHandler: /SmartViews/Grid/{EntityName}/{ViewName}/{DetailTemplate}
handler12=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartGridWebHandler: /SmartViews/Grid/{EntityName}/{ViewName}
handler13=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartGridWebHandler: /SmartViews/Grid/{CustomViewName}
handler14=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartViewerWebHandler: /SmartViewer/Viewer/{EntityName}/{ViewName}
handler15=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartViewerWebHandler: /SmartViewer/Viewer/{ObjectName}
handler16=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartFormWebHandler: /SmartForm/{FormTemplate}/{EntityName}/{ViewName}
handler17=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartFormWebHandler: /SmartForm/{FormTemplate}/{ObjectName}
handler18=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartMessageWebHandler: /SmartMessage/{MessageGroup}/{MessageNumber}
handler19=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.GetImageWebHandler: /Image/{FileName}
handler20=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartValueListWebHandler: /ValueList/{ValueList}
handler21=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartAttachmentsWebHandler: /Attachments/{Table}/{KeyValues}
handler22=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartAttachmentWebHandler: /Attachment/{Guid}
handler23=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SessionContextWebHandler: /SessionContext
handler24=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.ContextPropertiesWebHandler: /ContextProperties/{PropertyName}
handler25=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.ContextPropertiesWebHandler: /ContextProperties
handler26=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SessionInfoWebHandler: /SessionInfo
handler27=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.FileSearchWebHandler: /FileSearch/{FileName}
handler28=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.ExecuteAblWebHandler: /ExecuteAbl
handler29=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartLanguagesWebHandler: /Languages
handler30=Consultingwerk.OERA.RestResource.RestEntitiesWebHandler: /Entities
handler31=Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerWebHandler: /Swagger/{EntityName}
handler32=Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerRestEntitiesWebHandler: /SwaggerEntities/{OutputType}
handler33=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartTokenSecurityCheckWebHandler: /TokenSecurityCheck/{ObjectName}
handler34=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartTokenSecurityCheckWebHandler: /TokenSecurityCheck
handler35=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartEntityTableMappingHandler: /EntityTableMapping/{EntityName}/{TableName}/{UiTypeCodes}
handler36=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartTreeRootNodeWebHandler: /SmartViews/TreeRootNode/{rootnodeid}
handler37=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartTreeChildNodesWebHandler: /SmartViews/TreeChildNodes/{parentnodeid}
handler38=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartSecurityCheckWebHandler: /IsRestricted/{SecurityRealmCode}/{SecurityItemGuid}
handler39=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartFieldSecurityCheckWebHandler: /RestrictedFields/{TableName}
handler40=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.GetImageNamesHandler: /ImageNames

UTF-8 based deployments available

Starting August 14th 2016 we ship our source code also as UTF-8 encoded. The ZIP files ending with contain the source code encoded with that code page. The source code in the remaining archives is still encoded in ISO8859-1. Also on Github there is a new branch containing the OpenEdge 11 based source code in UTF-8.

Related article (Progress K-Base): How to get Progress Developer Studio to save in UTF-8 encoding

New Feature Documentation

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Overview of included tickets


SCL-2619 Password verification is now case sensitive


Previously a case insensitive comparison was used when comparing a new password with the verification of the new password. This has been resolved now.

SCL-2629 Fixed issue with TableModelQuestionProvider:FinalizeAllQuestions


The TableModelQuestionProvider:FinalizeAllQuestions method was in certain cases attempting to search for the after buffer record for deleted records. This issue is now resolved.

SCL-2633 Fixed JSDO Generic Service issue with support for default column filters


We have resolved an issue in the JSDO Generic Service that caused mis-interpretation of the default column filters (e.g. {UserName}). The issue was caused by the requirement to mask the { in some cases.

SCL-2636 Fixed issue with changing a logical value in the Repository Object Maintenance screen


We've fixed an issue in the Repository Object Maintenaince form that was caused when updating the value of a logical property:
System.NotSupportedException: Selection related properties (SelText, SelStart and SelLength) are not supported if the underlying editor used for editing doesn't support selectable text.


SCL-2621 Added support for restoring PopupRibbonGroupTool instances on the Quick Access Toolbar


The BaseForm's functionality to store and restore the Infragistics Ribbon Quick Access toolbar now also supports PopupRibbonGroupTool instances.

SCL-2622 User Passwords no longer re-encoded when the GenericDataImporter imports user records


Previously the already encoded password has been encoded a second time - making the passwords basically unusable. This has been resolved now.

SCL-2625 When opening by opening a .bedgm file from Windows Explorer the Business Entity Designer now shows the design


Previously the Business Entity Designer always opened the release notes as the first view.
When opening a .bedgm file, the design view is now the active view after starting the tool.

SCL-2626 Open Object master dialog of the Repository Object Maintenance Form now remembers filter values


The Open Object master dialog now remembers filter values between invocations.

SCL-2627 Added simplified Get methods to Consultingwerk.SmartFramework.Repository.AttributeValue


We have added the following additional methods to the AttributeValue class which simplify the retrieval of attributes from the repository service:
     * Purpose: Returns the Value AttributeValue as a primitive character value
     * Notes:
     * @return The AttributeValue as a primitive character value
    METHOD PUBLIC CHARACTER GetCharacterValue ():

     * Purpose: Returns the Value AttributeValue as a primitive date value
     * Notes:
     * @return The AttributeValue as a primitive date value
    METHOD PUBLIC DATE GetDateValue ():

     * Purpose: Returns the Value AttributeValue as a primitive datetime value
     * Notes:
     * @return The AttributeValue as a primitive datetime value

     * Purpose: Returns the Value AttributeValue as a primitive datetime-tz value
     * Notes:
     * @return The AttributeValue as a primitive datetime-tz value

     * Purpose: Returns the Value AttributeValue as a primitive decimal value
     * Notes:
     * @return The AttributeValue as a primitive decimal value
    METHOD PUBLIC DECIMAL GetDecimalValue ():

     * Purpose: Returns the Value AttributeValue as a primitive int64 value
     * Notes:
     * @return The AttributeValue as a primitive int64 value
    METHOD PUBLIC INT64 GetInt64Value ():

     * Purpose: Returns the Value AttributeValue as a primitive integer value
     * Notes:
     * @return The AttributeValue as a primitive integer value
    METHOD PUBLIC INTEGER GetIntegerValue ():

     * Purpose: Returns the Value AttributeValue as a primitive logical value
     * Notes:
     * @return The AttributeValue as a primitive logical value
    METHOD PUBLIC LOGICAL GetLogicalValue ():

SCL-2630 Added support for executing DataAccess:FindSourceBuffer on a BEFORE-BUFFER


The DataAccess:FindSourceBuffer method now also supports getting executed on a BEFORE-BUFFER handle. This allows to use the method also for deleted records.

SCL-2631 Implemented method in the DynamicForm to retrieve the reference to an object instance by name


We've implemented the new method GetInstance in the DynamicForm that simplifies the retrieval of an object instance reference based on the InstanceName.

DEFINE VARIABLE oGrid     AS SmartDataBrowser                    NO-UNDO .
DEFINE VARIABLE oAdapter  AS SmartBusinessEntityAdapter          NO-UNDO .

    oGrid    = CAST (CAST (THIS-OBJECT:Owner,
    oAdapter = CAST (CAST (THIS-OBJECT:Owner,
                     SmartBusinessEntityAdapter) .

SCL-2635 Improvements to subscribeviewerevent.i and unsubscribeviewerevent.i


We've made the following improvements to the two include files:
- The variables used to iterate all controls bound to the named field should receive unique variable names to support multiple usage
Comments in the include files should make it clear, that those include files are only to subscribe events of bound controls not to subscribe events from Buttons

SCL-2637 Implemented rendering Support for EnabledForAdd and EnabledForUpdate for dynamic Viewer fields


The rendering process for repository based viewer controls will now use the EnabeldForAdd and EnabledForUpdate properties of field instances to control when fields are enabled. The functionality is based on the existing SmartViewerControl:SetControlEnabled functionality.

SCL-2642 Support JSON rendering of MetaViewer like component


We have implemented the new MetaFrame class in the repository that can be rendered to JSON (Angular web frontend) without the requirement of the design-time or runtime (Data-Link) data-source attached.
This component may be used for wizard like screens.

New Feature

SCL-2628 Implemented a dynamic launcher for repository based forms


We have implemented a new dynamic launcher form that allows to launch repository based forms without adding them to the menu first.

SCL-2638 Legacy GUI Frame Migration is now able to create repository viewer


The Legacy GUI Frame migration tooling now supports creating a MetaViewer in the repository as well.


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