Release Notes 2016-09-04

Version Information

OpenEdge ReleaseVersion Information

Release 10.2B #38497@2016-09-04

11.xRelease 11.3 #38491@2016-09-04

Release Notes

Following the release of the OpenEdge 11.6.1 Service Pack 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 11.6.1 with the 2016-04-01 release of the SmartComponent Library. Generally we recommend customers on OpenEdge 11 to upgrade to OpenEdge 11.6.1 quickly. 

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.

Survey about your demand for supported OpenEdge releases

Supporting many OpenEdge releases requires additional time from our end. Time that we'd rather spend on implementing new features. We are considering dropping support for OpenEdge 10.2B and OpenEdge 11.3 throughout the year and but will consider our customer version requirements with that decision. So please participate this short survey:

New Versions of Proparse .NET Assemblies

We have updated proparse with further enhancements in this release (support for ACTIVE-FORM and DBTYPE preprocessors. 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.

UTF-8 based deploymens 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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  • [SCL-1419] - Web2 Backend functions are supposed to call into the Service Interface, not Service Adapter
  • [SCL-1426] - When dragging an extent field from the database fields view the result is not an extent


  • [SCL-1328] - Batch Scheduler
  • [SCL-1428] - SmartFramework Maintenance Forms should be Localizable

New Feature

  • [SCL-1380] - Implement Batch Scheduler runtime for repeating execution patterns
  • [SCL-1416] - Angular JS viewer.js must raise events after save
  • [SCL-1418] - Add method AddWhenNotContained to List and Dictionary classes
  • [SCL-1424] - When renaming a field, fix all indes that reference the field as well
  • [SCL-1425] - Make pcErrorMessage Parameter of the Validate class methods optional
  • [SCL-1429] - Unit Test for Localizable SmartFramework Maintenance Forms
  • [SCL-1430] - Make SmartFramework Forms Localizable


  • [SCL-1417] - UserBusinessEntity: AddGroupsToDictionary must check if group is already in the dictionary
  • [SCL-1420] - Implement SmartViewerControl:SetControlEnabled based on an ABL Array of Controls
  • [SCL-1421] - Add option to TranslationProvider to avoid attempt to fetch individual translation from the Backend when all translation are cached
  • [SCL-1427] - Improve automatic sizing of the ErrorMessageForm and MessageForm