Release Notes 2019-02-25

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

Release 11.3 #50786@2019-02-25

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-2528 REST Entities Web Handler now supports exposing individual array elements for GET requests to Collections


The REST Entities Web Handler now supports exposing individual array elements for GET requests to Collections.
http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/SCL2528/Salesreps ?fields=SalesRep,RepName,MonthQuota[4] ( http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/SCL2528/Salesreps ?fields=SalesRep,RepName,MonthQuota%5B4%5D) will now return just the MonthQuota[4] field.
Individual array elements can also be specified in the @RestAddress annotation for collections. When receiving the individual resource or during update array fields are still represented as JsonArray's only.

SCL-2551 Providing a more meaningful error message when wrong type of menu function is used in menu structure


We are raising now a more meaningful error message when attempting to render a web menu structure that contains an incompatible menu function.

SCL-2552 Added Group Boxes to Security Realm Maintenance


To simplify the distinction between implementation details and site configuration data for security realms, we have added group boxes to the maintenance form.

SCL-2555 Implemented Security Assignment Maintenance Screen Input Restrictions


We have implemented client side input restrictions (validation) to the security assignment maintenance screen. This restriction blanks out the user name when entering a group name and vice versa as only one of the fields may be populated.

New Feature

SCL-2138 Implemented Business Entity Designer Plugin that supports generating Repository Meta Lookup


We have implemented a Business Entity Designer plugin that supports creating lookup controls in the Repository for a selected Table of the current Business Entity Design.

SCL-2303 Release of the first prototype of a rendering engine for GUI for .NET Forms


We have implemented a rendering engine compatible to the Meta-Repository-Types. This rendering engine support rendering the same repository data to GUI for .NET, Angular and NativeScript.

SCL-2426 Implemented Refresh functionality in the SmartDataBrowser


The SmartDataBrowser now supports a Hotkey for Refresh. The the Hotkey can either be set as an ABL Shortcut (e.g. F5 or CTRL-R) to the


property or an System.Windows.Forms.Shortcut value to the


property. The property can also be set using the JSON Startup file of the GUI session using a static property setting:

    "staticProperties": {
        "Consultingwerk.SmartComponents.Implementation.SmartDataBrowserSettings:RefreshHotKeyString": "F5",

When the user hit's the property, the SmartDataBrowser will let the linked Data Adapter to either reopen it's query or fetch updated data from the backend.

SCL-2530 Implement new utility to perform bulk updates or deletions to object master records


Implemented a new utility that supports updating or deleting multiple object master records. The product module can be updated for a set of objects using a button in the Ribbon.

SCL-2553 Implemented REST Endpoint to retrieve Security Item Lookup configuration


We have implemented a new RESTful endpoint which supports web rendering of the security item lookup for a security realm.
http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/SmartFramework/GetSecurityRealmItemLookup ?Value=99c76236-bd65-aeb8-e013-4ffcf411e4c1
Where Value is the GUID of the Security Realm.
Sample response:

  "SerializedType": "Consultingwerk.Framework.RepositoryServices.SmartBusinessEntityLookupDescriptor",
  "LookupBrowserFields": "SecurityTokenCode,SecurityTokenDescription",
  "LookupDialogFilterFields": "SecurityTokenCode,SecurityTokenDescription",
  "LookupDialogFilterOperators": "BEGINS,BEGINS",
  "LookupDialogQuerySort": "BY eSmartSecurityToken.SecurityTokenCode",
  "LookupDialogQueryString": "FOR EACH eSmartSecurityToken",
  "LookupDialogTitle": "Select Security Token",
  "LookupEntityName": "Consultingwerk.SmartFramework.Authorization.SecurityTokenBusinessEntity",
  "LookupEntityTable": "eSmartSecurityToken",
  "LookupKeyField": "SecurityTokenCode",
  "LookupKeyValueColumn": "SecurityTokenGuid",
  "LookupQueryString": "FOR EACH eSmartSecurityToken WHERE eSmartSecurityToken.SecurityTokenCode BEGINS \"&1\""

SCL-2554 Implemented a JSON Endpoint for Security Assignment Verification


Implemented a RESTful endpoint for the security assignment verification (similar to the GUI form).
Sample URL:
http://localhost:8820/web/Entities/SmartFramework/IsRestrictedCheck ?RealmGuid=9f2d813a-d8c2-2bbb-dc13-7aabd0d7e66f&SecurityItemGuid=cd229641-1db6-81b3-e211-66569ba03908&UserGuid=ffcc4f24-af98-8187-e211-4714049f854c
That is the Message Translation Realm, Security Item Dutch and user mikefe (in Consultingwerk)

  "IsRestricted": true,
  "Reason": "User",
  "Runtime": 0,
  "Groups": [
      "GroupName": "Consultingwerk Admin",
      "ParentGroupName": "Admin",
      "LoginCompanyName": "Consultingwerk Ltd."
      "GroupName": "User"
      "GroupName": "Admin"

SCL-2558 Implemented ClassHelper:GetClassNamesInClassPath as a Business Entity


To simplify usage of the ClassHelper:GetClassNamesInClassPath in environments support business entities, we have implemented a business entity as a wrapper to ClassHelper:GetClassNamesInClassPath
This feature is implemented using a Named Query on the new Consultingwerk.Util.ClassHelper.ClassHelperBusinessEntity business entity.
Query name: ClassNamesInClassPath
Parameter BaseClassName (Character): Consultingwerk.SmartFramework.Authorization.ISecurityRealmService
Parameter IncludeAbstractClasses (Logical): false
When invoking this via the JSDO generic service, you should also set the StopAfter to zero (turn off stop-after) using an additional query string parameter: &stopAfter=0