Release Notes 2019-08-25

Version Information

OpenEdge Release

Version Information

OpenEdge Release

Version Information

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 #54099@2019-08-25

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:

1 <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.:

1 "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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 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

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-2737 Resolved LogManager:WriteError duplicating error stack trace


The LogManager:WriteError API was causing duplicate output of the stack trace of the passed in error object. This has been resolved now.

SCL-2746 Fixed issue with resetting attribute value to "Inherited" which caused that not always the inherited value was displayed


We have fixed an issue that caused when clicking on the "Inherited" check box in the object instance property grid the instance's master attribute was only shown in the grid after switching from one instance to the other.

SCL-2747 Implemented a new endpoint to retrieve Object Master design attributes


We have implemented a new endpoint
which returns the eSmartAttributeValueDesign temp-table for an Object Master (based on the GUID). This is a foundation for the implementation of our web based repository designers.


SCL-2263 DatasetModel now supports calling into Business Entity method with signatures containing non VOID return value.


Based on the invoke-with-returnvalue template the DatasetModelGenerator now supports generation of proxy methods for non VOID business entity methods like:

1 2 3 @InvokeMethod (template="invoke-with-returnvalue") . METHOD PUBLIC CharacterHolder TestMethod1 (poParameter AS IntegerHolder):

The template variabel &4 is used in place for the method return type. Note, that only (serializable) object types are supported.

SCL-2529 Now allowing changing SmartPage.PageSequence through ObjectMasterBusinessEntity


Previously the Object Master Business Entity did only allow changing the PageSequence of a page on a container through a speciaized method in the Business Entity. We have now opened of this restriction and allow manipulation of the PageSequence through the regular update routine.

SCL-2650 Performance improvements to the static names generator


We have implemented some performance improvements to the scl-sng utility (Static Names Generator). The improvements are based on a new variant of the ClassHelper:GetClassNames API and results in a significantly improved runtime of the utility.

SCL-2734 Implemented repository support for Screen-Size's on Grid-Columns (responsive design)


We have implemented support for the ScreenSize property on Grid Columns rendered in the MetaGrid object type.

SCL-2735 Removed references to GDI libraries from the Win32.cls


We have removed unused references to the GDI and other windows libraries from the Win32.cls. Those libraries had been accidentally been referenced by unused preprocessor variables.

SCL-2741 Completed repository support for MetaBusinessEntityCombobox


We have now completed the repository support for the MetaBsinessEntityCombobox by adding missing attributes for Business Entity data binding and implementing rendering support for those.

SCL-2742 SmartTempTableAdapter now updates Data Browser's sort indicators when the QuerySort is set


We've added support for updating the SmartDataBrowser's sort indicators when the QuerySort property is set.

SCL-2743 Implemented utility class to generate a temp-table include file from a table-handle


The utility takes the handle of a (dynamic) temp-table and an output (include) file name as well as the template name as an input and generates a temp-table compatible to the dynamic temp-table:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 USING Consultingwerk.Studio.TempTableGenerator.* FROM PROPATH. oGenerator = NEW TempTableGenerator() . oGenerator:Generate (TEMP-TABLE eSalesrep:HANDLE, "Consultingwerk/StudioTest/SCL2743/tt-salesrep.i":U, "Consultingwerk/BusinessEntityDesigner/Generator/Templates/temp-table.template") . {code:}<br/> <h3>SCL-2744 Support for partialDataset property in MetaBusinessEntityLookup JSON rendering</h3> <h4>Description:</h4> We have added support for the partialDataset attribute required by the Angular Business Entity Lookup to the MetaBusinessEntityLookup type in the repository.<br/> <h3>SCL-2745 Including PartialDataset setting in SmartFramework/GetSecurityRealmItemLookup</h3> <h4>Description:</h4> We are now returning the PartialDataset propetry as required by the Angular SmartBusinessEntityLookup though the GetSecurityRealmItemLookup REST endpoint. <br/> <h3>SCL-2748 Attribute Maintenance now displays class names that use an attribute</h3> <h4>Description:</h4> We have added a new view (tab folder) to the Attribute maintenance that displays the object types referenced by the selected object type.<br/> <h2>New Feature</h2><h3>SCL-2634 Implemented a user interface for the Static Names generator</h3> <h4>Description:</h4> A new UI to generate the Static Name Classes has been added to the SmartComponent Library Desktop. <br/> <a href=""></a> <br/> <h3>SCL-2738 Added optional extended Logging to SmartUnit to detect Data Access Mock's left behind when executing Unit Tests</h3> <h4>Description:</h4> We have implemented events in the SmartUnit class which are raised before and after a test class or a test method are executed. <br/><ac:structured-macro ac:macro-id="f5fe3d84-03c9-488b-b2b3-d668b8f107e3" ac:name="code" ac:schema-version="1"><ac:parameter ac:name="language">abl</ac:parameter><ac:plain-text-body><![CDATA[ DEFINE PUBLIC STATIC EVENT AfterTestClass SIGNATURE VOID (e AS ExecuteTestEventArgs). DEFINE PUBLIC STATIC EVENT AfterTestMethod SIGNATURE VOID (e AS ExecuteTestEventArgs). DEFINE PUBLIC STATIC EVENT BeforeTestClass SIGNATURE VOID (e AS ExecuteTestEventArgs). DEFINE PUBLIC STATIC EVENT BeforeTestMethod SIGNATURE VOID (e AS ExecuteTestEventArgs).

The events can be used for additional logging and diagnostics. We have implemented a sample logging service
which may be loaded using a services.xml file (Consultingwerk/SmartUnit/Logging/services_smartunit_logging.xml) into a SmartUnit environment. This sample implementation logs the runtime and PID (useful when executing tests in parallel) and alters when at the end of a test class mocks are left active:

1 2 3 4 5 00:09:09.783 [PCTRun] <PID: 18132> AfterTestClass: Consultingwerk.OeraTests.SCL2738.TestClass1 (Count: 642, Runtime: 12 msec) 00:09:09.783 [PCTRun] Number of active mocks: 2 00:09:09.783 [PCTRun] Active Mock: Consultingwerk.OeraTests.SCL2125.FamilyDataAccess Consultingwerk/OeraTests/SCL2125/dsFamily.xml 00:09:09.783 [PCTRun] Active Mock: Consultingwerk.OeraTests.SCL2358.BusinessEntity.OrderDataAccess Consultingwerk/OeraTests/SCLSUP81/dsOrder.xml

SCL-2750 Implemented a REST endpoint to retrieve the default attribute value of a certain object type


We have implemented a new emdpoint to retrieve the default value for an object type's attribute in the SmartFramework repository. The endpoint is
GET http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/SmartFramework/Repository/GetObjectMasterDesignAttributes/MetaDataField/ENABLED
With MetaDataField for the object type (Name or GUID) and ENABLED as the attribute label

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 { "SerializedType": "Consultingwerk.SmartFramework.Repository.AttributeValue", "AttributeLabel": "ENABLED", "AttributeValue": { "SerializedType": "Consultingwerk.LogicalHolder", "Value": true } }


SCL-2739 Added support for OpenEdge 12.1 to the ProVersion Enum


In order to support the expected release of OpenEdge 12.1 we've added OpenEdge 12.1 to the ProVersionEnum class.