Release Notes 2020-10-23

Version Information

OpenEdge Release

Version Information

11.7.4, 11.7.5, 11.7.6, 12.1, 12.2

Release 11.7 #62589@2020-10-23

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.

OpenEdge 12.1 support!

We are pleased to announce that we are not aware of any issues using the SmartComponent Library on OpenEdge 12.1. We hereby declare OpenEdge 12.1 fully supported for the SmartComponent Library as of the release of September 21st 2019.

OpenEdge 11.7.6 support!

We are pleased to announce that we are not aware of any issues using the SmartComponent Library on OpenEdge 11.7.6. We hereby declare OpenEdge 11.7.6 fully supported for the SmartComponent Library as of the release of June 9th 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: 

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
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 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-3176 Fixed typo in the Message Box Style in the Message Maintenance


We have fixed a typo in a Smart Value List entry. The issue is resolved through an update of the value list entry record in the SmartDB.

SCL-3182 Business Entity Designer's create lookup wizard sorted grid columns by alphabet


The Business Entity Designer's create lookup wizard now sorts selected columns in the order they have been selected.

SCL-3188 Resolved: Duplicate LRU items cause the LRU button in the Repository Maintenance's Open Object Dialog to break


We have resolved an issue that might have caused an issue like this

when opening the open repository object dialog.
The issue is resolved now.

SCL-3215 Resolved: The total length of the fields in an index exceeds max key size. Index ParentGroupGuid of table (TEMP-TABLE)eSmartGroup (129) (11353) when importing User Group Data


We have resolved an issue in the GroupBusinessEntity that could have caused the error message
The total length of the fields in an index exceeds max key size. Index ParentGroupGuid of table (TEMP-TABLE)eSmartGroup (129) (11353)
The error was caused by a large number (greater than 50) of parent user groups of a user group.
The issue is resolved now.


SCL-3103 Integrated procedure editor into Callgraph GUI


The Procedure Editor Form has been integrated into the Callgraph GUI to provide access the actual source code when analyzing the Callgraph.

SCL-3104 Visualize Qualification of Routine in Callgraph Tree


The Callgraph tree provides a column that makes it easy to understand the classification of a called routine:
- user interface
- read only database access
- transactional database access

SCL-3105 Callgraph: List of incoming calls


The Callgraph Form now provides a dialog that shows incoming calls.

SCL-3106 Added navigation for internal procedures and functions to SmartEditorForm


The Procedure Editor in the Callgraph Form now allows to navigate to internal procedures and functions and methods based on an outline view (tree view).

SCL-3178 Verified definition of imported Windows DLL functions


We have verified all and fixed a few of the Windows DLL functions referenced as external procedures in the Win32 API and AeroClass classes.

SCL-3199 Angular Web UI Grid: Using Editable property now to control editing capabilities of the component


When rendering Grids for the Angular Web UI we're now exposing the Editable property based on the value in the SmartFramework repository.

SCL-3222 Combo-Box web rendering now initializes the Combo-Box with an empty value list array


The JSON markup of combo-box components for the Angular Web UI now provides an empty value list array when no values are stored in the repository. This simplifies client-side initialization of the list values.

New Feature

SCL-3101 Create Callgraph User Interface


We have added a new tool to the SmartComponent Library Desktop. This tool helps to inspect a program's callgraph. The tool is gathering it's data from Proparse.

SCL-3140 Repository rendering of images in viewers


We have implemented the rendering of images in viewers in GUI for .NET based on the SmartFramework repository.

SCL-3163 Imported DataFields for all SmartFramework Business Entities


We have imported the Data Fields for all SmartFramework Business Entities.

SCL-3164 Created DataSources for all SmartFramework Business Entities


We have created Data-Sources in the SmartFramework repository for all SmartFramework Business Entities.

SCL-3171 Security Mass-Assignment repository based layout


We have implemented a repository based layout for the Security Mass-Assignment tool. The layout is the foundation of the Angular Web UI based version of the tool.

SCL-3179 JSON Repository rendering for images in viewers


We have implemented rendering of image components in viewer's from the SmartFramework repository for the JSON markup of the Angular Web UI.

SCL-3189 GUI rendering of MetaSplitContainer instances


We have implemented rendering of MetaSplitContainer instances from the SmartFramework repository.

SCL-3190 Implemented Business Entity for maintaining MetaEntityTable and MetaDataField masters


We have implemented a Business Entity for maintaining MetaEntityTable and MetaDataField masters and instances. This business entity provides a relational view on repository data.

SCL-3191 Added support for STARTTLS in the EmailMessage class


Our EmailMessage utility class now supports sending Emails with STARTTLS. To support this the SmtpConfiguration and EmailConfiguration classes now provide an additional property to enable secure communication with the Mailserver.

SCL-3192 Implemented a generic table


We have implemented a generic table that can be used to store "any" user defined content in the form of relational tables. Generic Tables can be used together with dynamic repository based Business Entities and visualized using standard repository based layouts.

SCL-3193 Implemented Dynamic Business Entity Rendering


We have implemented repository based rendering of dynamic business entities. Business Entities are rendered based on the MetaBusinessEntity type. Temp-Tables are added as instances of MetaEntityTable object masters with the SourceTables and SourceDefaultQuery attributes set.
Data-Relations can be added through instances of the DataRelation object master.
RESTful addresses can be added through instances of the RestAddress object master.

SCL-3216 Implemented attribute Lookup Capabilities for .ico and .png images


We have added file open dialogs for selecting Icon and Image files in the SmartFramework repository attribute editors (e.g. ImageFileName or IconFileName attributes).

SCL-3217 Resolved Group Maintenance: Possible parent groups not showing complete list


We have resolved an issue where the parent groups tab of the Group Maintenance did not show all possible (unassigned) parent groups.
The issue is resolved now.

SCL-3221 Providing Repository Form Icon in JSON rendered Smart Form Layout


The JSON Layout of a repository based form now includes the iconFileName in the "settings".


SCL-2411 Implement a Repository Integrity Report


We have implemented a report that supports the location of orphaned records in the SmartFramework repository. The report can be started from the SmartFramework Repository menu and shows orphaned records and supports their deletion.
The report can also be used as the foundation of unit tests.


SCL-3173 Login Company Maintenance repository based layout


We have implemented a repository based layout for the Login Company Maintenance tool. The layout is the foundation of the Angular Web UI based version of the tool.

SCL-3174 Language Maintenance repository based layout


We have implemented a repository based layout for the Language Maintenance tool. The layout is the foundation of the Angular Web UI based version of the tool.

SCL-3198 Implemented support for SplitContainer verticalStretch JSON rendering


We have added support for the verticalStretch attribute in JSON rendering (Angular Web UI) of the SplitContainer.

SCL-3213 Implemented JSON rendering support for Smart Grid tableIoSource setting


We have implemented JSON rendering for the Angular Web UI of the Smart Grid's tableIoSource attribute. The attribute is populated based on an associated TableIO Link.

SCL-3220 Added top-level web menu icons for SmartFramework Reference Application


We have added icons for the top-level menu structure nodes in the Angular menu. Those icons are rendered in the menu of the SmartFramework maintenance application version 2.0.