Release Notes 2021-05-03

Version Information

OpenEdge Release

Version Information

11.7.7, 11.7.8, 11.7.9, 12.2, 12.3

Release 11.7 #65814@2021-05-03

OpenEdge 12.3 support!

We are pleased to announce that we are not aware of any issues using the SmartComponent Library on OpenEdge 12.3. We hereby declare OpenEdge 12.3 fully supported for the SmartComponent Library as of the release of  November 24th 2020.

OpenEdge 12.2 support!

We are pleased to announce that we are not aware of any issues using the SmartComponent Library on OpenEdge 12.2. We hereby declare OpenEdge 12.2 fully supported for the SmartComponent Library as of the release of April 09th 2020.

.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: https://www.consultingwerk.com/support/forum 

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

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 11.7.2.001 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 https://github.com/consultingwerk/proparse/releases/tag/4.0.1.1177). Please download the .NET Assemblies ZIP file from our ESD and replace the proparse.net.dll in your environment with the latest one. The new assembly reference is:

<assembly name="proparse.net, Version=4.0.1.1177, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=cda1b098b1034b24"/>

As proparse is used by our Business Entity Generator, this new version of the proparse.net 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 proparse.net.dll.

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:

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

defaultHandler=OpenEdge.Web.CompatibilityHandler
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
handler41=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.ExecuteQueryWebHandler: /ExecuteQuery
handler42=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.TranslationProviderWebHandler: /GetTranslation

UTF-8 based deployments available

Starting August 14th 2016 we ship our source code also as UTF-8 encoded. The ZIP files ending with _utf8.zip 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

Download Link

http://esd.consultingwerkcloud.com/

https://github.com/consultingwerk/SmartComponentLibrary

Overview of included tickets


Bug

SCL-3357 Prevent first time login without login company selection

Description:

We have resolved an issue in the GUI login dialog that was allowing a use to login without selecting a login company name from the company combo-box when logging in for the first time under a Windows user account.

Improvement

SCL-3218 Implemented Workaround for PDSOE Issue: Forms edited in 12.2.2 do not compile under earlier versions

Description:

Starting OpenEdge 12.2.2 and 11.7.7 Progress Software has added a new property called SyncToSelectedRow to the Progress.Data.BindingSource component. Unfortunately this property has been defined without the required DefaultValue attribute, so that the Visual Designer will always generate the source code to set this property on every BindingSource instance in a GUI for .NET design. This introduces an incompatibility of the source code of GUI for .NET forms with OpenEdge versions that do not provide this property:
OpenEdge 11.7 11.7.6
- OpenEdge 12.0
- OpenEdge 12.1
OpenEdge 12.2 12.2.1
to work around this incompatibility we have added a property called SyncToSelectedRow to the SmartBindingSource component. The property definition is conditional depending on the SyncToSelectedRowWorkaround preprocessor directive in Consultingwerk/products.i

SCL-3349 Don't export ePossible* tables when exporting security settings using the GenericDataExporter

Description:

We have modified the MenuGroupDataAccess class to no longer export the ePossible* tables unless their are requested by the Tables attribute of the current FetchDataRequest instance.

SCL-3355 Providing further RadControl Support Assemblies

Description:

We're now providing additional variants of the RadControlSupport Assembly. Those new versions are compatible to Telerik RadControl versions:
- 2020.3.1020.40 and
- 2021.1.326.40

SCL-3358 MultipleItemPickerControl now supports the UseStringValue Parameter of the BufferHelper

Description:

MultipleItemPickerControl now supports the UseStringValue Parameter of the BufferHelper's BufferFieldSubstitute method. Through the new Property UseStringValue developers can now control if the formatted or unformatted value of the buffer fields will be used to compose the display value of the list view items.

SCL-3359 Repository object maintenance now enables the "Launch Form" button for new forms

Description:

When creating and saving a new MetaForm object master in the Repository Object Maintenance the "Launch Form" Button will now be enabled directly after saving the new master. Previously it was required to re-open the object master.

SCL-3360 Business Entity Designer wizards creating repository container's now using a single DB transaction

Description:

The Business Entity designer's repository object wizards for
- MetaGrid
- MetaViewer
- MetaForm
are not using a single database transaction to create the object master and the contained instances to roll back the container in case of an error when creating the instances.

SCL-3361 Implemented JSON Object Parameter in IFetchDataRequest and allow SmartBusinessEntityAdapter to set this

Description:

We have added a new Property to the IFetchDataRequest interface for the parameter object to a Business Entities FetchData method.
The property provides an alternative to the CustomParameter property (Progress.Lang.Object) an allows providing an unstructured filter in the form of a JSON object.
This property is serialized between GUI client and AppServer sessions and can be set from the NewFetchDataRequest event of the SmartBusinessEntityAdapter.

SCL-3362 Improvements to the Menu Function Maintenance

Description:

We've implemented minor improvements to the Menu Function Maintenance.
We've fixed the sorting in the product module lookup when editing a menu function in the viewer. When adding a new record, the menu label field (first field in the viewer) is now receiving the input focus.

SCL-3363 Swagger: Properties of methods Parameter object no longer marked as required

Description:

When providing the request details for a RESTful method of a Business Task or Business Entity in Swagger we're no longer marking the attributes of the JSON request payload as mandatory. The parameter objects of our invokable methods don't have a concept of mandatory properties which would be required for this.

New Feature

SCL-3162 Visualize validation errors in the Business Entity Designer repository wizards

Description:

The Business Entity Designer repository wizards now visualize validation errors using the error info component. This will help developers to identify invalid entries in the wizards faster.

SCL-3354 Support for rendering of instances in Dockable Panes

Description:

We have now added support for rendering instances in a MetaForm container in dockable panes. Object masters that should be rendered in a dockable pane should be placed inside an container of type "DockablePane". The DockablePane instance provides attributes to control the title of the dockable pane, the image key and the DockedLocation.