Release Notes for Linx

5.13.9694.0

  • Fix copy paste error when Expression contains $.System.Null.
  • Fix undo error when trying to set readonly property.
  • Fix installer analytics missing.

5.13.9671.0

  • Remove MSMQ dependency.
  • Show Process tab on single click.
  • Add XML to Import Custom Type.
  • Fix very long property names breaks field editor.
  • Update default dialog window styles.
  • Update Linx Plugin library.
  • Add Plugin window, remove Functions and Types window.
  • Update styling.
  • Fix faulty selection behaviour for duplicate names.
  • Add Test to Expression Editor.
  • Fix expression copy/paste bug between two Linx processes.
  • Fix expression bug where reference start name is a C# keyword.
  • Fix deploy hangs when server not available.
  • Add checks for XSS and CSRF.
  • Fix cut/paste onto child item gives object reference error.
  • Block webuser access to the server website.
  • Fix Process copied between Designers does not resolve parameter mapping.
  • Fix server crash when cannot find custom binding certificate.
  • Update LinxServer styling.
  • Improve Output window when logs of > 100 lines are written.
  • Remove Run.
  • Allow plugins to expose Types.
  • Change ExpressionEditor and Type dropdowns to show Types contained in plugins.
  • Fix Linx Designer unstable when trying to copy large project.
  • Fix LinxDesigner closes on cancel.
  • Fix Server crash when removing solution.
  • Fix download links for logs.
  • Change empty Event wording.
  • Fix LinxServer blank setting shows line.
  • Add ExpressionEditor shows hint when no help available.
  • Speed up image loading and transformation.
  • Change Debugger default dates and output window wording.

5.11.720.9240

  • Fix installing plugin fails when moving to another window.
  • Reduce installation size of Nuget packages.
  • ExpressionEditor remembers size and layout.
  • Show editor for complex compiled types.
  • Allow undefined values in fields editor.
  • Cater for Nullable<> when adding optional items.
  • Display enum values in fields editor.
  • Change functions and types help icon and show on hover only.
  • LinxServer: Improve service start button UI.
  • Fix LinxServer UI connectivity when server is stopped and started.
  • Improve tab order in debug values window.
  • Improve help section of properties window.
  • Improve LinxServer service start and stop notifications.
  • Improve toolbar button interactions.
  • Expand dropdowns to full width of content.
  • Show debug window on error if not visible.
  • Update LinxDesigner menu.
  • Improve packages window.
  • Fix undo in settings window.
  • Change ordering of settings and properties in dropdowns.
  • PropertyGrid tab name shows type name.
  • Default deploy window to selected server.
  • Installer now removes Linx 5 directory within AppData when uninstalling.
  • Resize tabbed window borders.
  • Improve default variable name for custom type.
  • Allow parsing of nullable simple types and enums from JSON.
  • Don’t show read-only properties in custom type value editor.
  • Show warning when we auto change contents of field.
  • Persist size and position of custom editors.
  • Don’t show process output where no output is defined.
  • LinxServer: Disable plugins page buttons when nothing is selected.
  • LinxServer: Add scrollbar to solution menu when it gets cut off.
  • Fix items selected from dynamic dropdown does not use typeconverter.
  • Add additional checks for convert to byte[].

    5.10.637.9045

  • Remove person icon on LinxServer.
  • Improve accuracy of analytics logging.
  • Update to .NET Core 1.1.
  • Update NuGet packages.
  • Create CustomTypes from JSON Schema.
  • Fix generated dll name clashes with installed dll.
  • Show content structure of List in Output window.
  • Fix LinxServer service start error message overlays service name.
  • Fix postback error for large error messages.
  • Speed up metrics retrieval.
  • Set max metrics database size.
  • Fix loss of metrics in queue when host is closed.
  • Fix instance of List does not refresh when underlying CustomType is changed.
  • Encrypt passwords in LinxDesigner.config.
  • Show LinxServer logs in descending order.
  • Fix wrapping of long Setting values in LinxServer.
  • Allow loading of multiple versions of strong-named dll.
  • Update Linx icons.
  • Allow assignment to IEnumerable<> properties.
  • Fix double click required to add Service from toolbar.
  • Remove "Are you sure" popups in Linx Designer.
  • Fix IfElse editor does not recognize True or False values.
  • Improve Intellisense stability.
  • Fix proxy error when clicking ‘Start using Linx’.
  • Display underlying type icon for Nullable<> types.
  • Fix installing plugin fails when moving to another window.

    5.10.582.8916

  • LinxServer: Improved several UI elements.
  • LinxServer: Show resource use.
  • LinxServer: Fix datetimes on the RunProcess dialog.
  • LinxDesigner: Show type names in Output window and Property dropdowns.
  • LinxServer: Update plugins page.
  • LinxDesigner: Treat xml the same as json in the SetValue editor.
  • LinxServer: Add restart message to Settings.
  • LinxServer: Add system notifications.
  • LinxServer: Log dates in UTC.
  • LinxServer: Show url for process exposed as a web service.
  • LinxDesigner: Do not display setting values in property grid.
  • LinxServer: Improve ssl cipher.
  • Fix errors related to plugin updates.
  • LinxDesigner: Improve several UI elements.
  • LinxServer: Add download system version specification.
  • Support nullable parameters and output from plugins.
  • Fix semver minor version check when querying packages on disk.
  • LinxServer: Log when port is in use.
  • LinxDesigner: Fix copy paste reference bug.
  • LinxServer: Improve ssl security algorithms.
  • LinxServer: Add registration pages.
  • LinxDesigner: Add registration screens.
  • LinxServer: Auto refresh pages.
  • LinxServer: Show licensing info in bottom bar.
  • LinxServer: Only show notifications for actions started by the user.
  • LinxServer: Fix search "see all results".
  • LinxServer: Fix notifications in Edge.
  • LinxDesigner: Slow down scroll speed in package window.
  • LinxServer: Fix after installation plugins page shows nothing.
  • LinxServer: Fix error when uploading a solution to the server.
  • Update string.Split() to take string param.
  • Fix compiler error when using setting in if condition.
  • Make displayname of generic types in output more user-friendly.
  • Fix MSMQ install on Windows 7.

    5.9.513.8765

  • LinxServer: Fix plugins page links to release notes.
  • Analytics not submitted during install.
  • Fix deploy from LinxDesigner shows error even if successful.
  • Fix calling process as REST service without input parameters should use default values.

    5.7.481.8722

  • Fix GetTypeReference bug on DesignerContext for complex expressions.
  • Update plugin.
  • Allow CSharpExpressions on custom types and lists.
  • Check expression result type to determine conversion logic in compiler.
  • Fix implicit operator bug.
  • Allow xml values in UI.
  • Only allow JSON or XML string values for complex types.
  • Fix WCF error handling between host and service.
  • Fix Settings index error.
  • Display Cut/Copy options on Folder item.
  • Determine expressions return type, automatic type conversion.
  • Fix compiler error when double-clicking on a lsoz file. The working directory was not correct.
  • Add List functions to ExpressionEditor.
  • Fix reference scope bug when moving function in same process.
  • Update LinxServer with new UI and metrics.
  • Allow for simple values in list parameter.
  • Compile in temp dir.
  • Show empty list in debug values.
  • Fix plugin loading bug for mismatched third-party libraries (e.g. Json.Net).
  • Only use compatible NuGet dependencies when querying NuGet package information.
  • Fix signed service not starting.
  • Update UnknownType icon.
  • Updated Installer Grey Button styles (for installer, close and uninstall).
  • Changed the button styles of disabled primary buttons in Linx Designer to be greyed out (no background).
  • Upgrade plugins to enable namespaces changes.

    5.6.352.8421

  • Update NuGet packages.
  • Designer style changes.
  • Change tab order of Save and Cancel.
  • Fix compiler error for embedded try-catch.
  • Remove input parameter results in compile exception.
  • Remove "Prefer 32-bit" flag from project.
  • Change PropertyGrid tab order.
  • Windows menu is incorrect after floating window.
  • Install MSMQ with LinxServer.
  • Change name selection when adding a Function.
  • Complete border around property windows.
  • Change border of editor windows to those used by property windows.
  • Remove shadow around window.
  • Fix setting conversion error in designer context.
  • Change ServiceEvent to never throw exceptions.
  • Increase CheckForUpdates timeout.
  • Exception on Run window has incorrect layout.
  • Inline solution name edit do not follow file naming conventions.
  • Update plugin.
  • Debug of DirectoryWatch.CreatedEvent throws exception.
  • Change color of debug toolbar.
  • Ctrl-F to focus on Search box.
  • Object reference error when deleting single setting that is referenced.
  • Add Delete and Find References context menu on Settings.
  • Property window blank when click in empty Process.

    5.5.305.8308

  • Add Linx Service dependency on KeyIso Service to avoid start-up timeout.
  • Add parameter value logging for external project processes.
  • Improve logging of parameters.
  • Add list type validation for ForEach.
  • Add scrollbar to error section on Run UI.
  • Fix intermittent rollback of solutions issue on Linx Server.
  • Improve property grid tabbing behavior.
  • Improve logging of strings.
  • Fix DoWhile conditions affected by logging.
  • Update code-signing certificate in installer.

    5.4.287.8256

  • Fix SetValue exception when setting compiled type.
  • Fix LinxServer comment file exception when upgrading format.

    5.3.282.8246

  • Fix read license file and installation file without locking.
  • Fix display applicable icon for launch editor.
  • Fix close file stream when checking for Linx 4 solution.
  • Throw error for invalid conversions in JSONExpression, e.g. "Five" to int.
  • Throw error for invalid conversions in XMLExpression, e.g. "Five" to int.
  • Allow exception to bubble up if call in event fails.
  • Fix deployment of solution with special characters (e.g. &) in name.
  • Do not overwrite NLog configuration if loaded from config.
  • Improve Linx Server logging.
  • Add Search.
  • Fix drop-down nullable-typed properties.
  • Add logging for AddToList.
  • Make server usernames case-insensitive.
  • Do not allow empty username or password.
  • Add Find References.
  • Add logging for AddToList.
  • Add logging for ClearList.
  • Add logging for ForEach.
  • Add logging for SetValue.
  • Add logging for ThrowException.
  • Add logging for DoWhile.
  • Add logging for IfElse.
  • Add logging for TryCatch.
  • Add logging for RunProcess.
  • Fix scroll bar color.
  • Fix debug value bug for expanded children with same name.
  • Redraw flow diagram after specified delay.
  • Changed Debug related analytics.
  • Fix right-click below last instance shows incorrect menu.
  • Fix SetValue dropdown after selecting StringBuilder type.
  • Add Output window.
  • Fix dropdown option tree style.
  • Fix resource selector dropdown style.
  • Update plugin to 12.0.0.
  • Update icons for AddToList and ClearList.
  • Change tab order: Process Input and Output Fields editor.
  • Change tab order: CustomType.Value Set Fields editor.
  • Change tab order: CustomType Edit Fields editor.
  • Change CustomType tab order.
  • Throw detailed exception when plugins can’t update.
  • Requery update information for plugins after application update.
  • Fix only copy settings file on rollback if it exists.
  • Fix cannot uninstall deprecated plugins.
  • Update welcome screen.
  • Debug window layout saved.
  • Change Designer tabs.
  • Replace window dock menu with float/dock toggle.
  • Fix AddToList not picking up list changes.
  • Make properties in JSON and XML case-insensitive.
  • Fix SolutionHost failing after Service exception.

    5.3.175.7937

  • Improve LinxServer start-up sequence.
  • Improve readability of long Function names and Help border.
  • Fix copy paste with keyboard on Execution Paths.
  • Sort Projects alphabetically on server view.
  • Add clear all and copy options on debug output screen.
  • Fix Process copy throws away all input and output values.
  • Change server logging level to Info.
  • Change command logging level to Trace.
  • Fix exception when parsing invalid Setting value.
  • Fix metrics logged multiple times after close and open of Solution.
  • Fix Settings referring to Settings do not resolve when overridden on server.

    5.3.153.7886

  • Rename packages to plugins in installer text.
  • Add Settings menu and form.
  • Add "Plugin update repository" setting.
  • Always escape JSON in expressions.
  • Improve error message on broken package searchpaths.
  • Don’t show minimize on dialog windows.
  • Fix multiple file upload bug on LinxServer.
  • Improve LinxServer load of solutions during start-up.

    5.3.136.7843

  • Fix null reference exception.
  • Add ToInt64 extension methods on decimal and double.
  • Debugger shows incorrect values after recursive call.
  • Update Linx plugin.
  • Call UpdateToLastestVersion method when loading function and service data.
  • Add new updating mechanism to functions.
  • Add update functionality for PassAsReference properties.
  • Fixed reference not found error.
  • Remove binding errors on ProcessControl.
  • Do not override setting values from debugger.
  • Use distinct assemblies to speed up compilation.
  • Scroll current debug target into view.
  • Plugin manager should tell us when server not contactable.
  • Updates from Linx Server UI.
  • JsonIgnore non-persisted properties in SolutionRuntimeInfo.
  • Fix JSON/XML expression formatting in collection editor.
  • Add custom type validation on property value.
  • Fix version binding.
  • Allow multiline Input debug values.
  • Fix DummyItem displayed when debugging.
  • Fix type reference change in SetValue.
  • Improve logging infrastructure.
  • Output log.
  • Debug Output: Add Trace information.
  • Fix app.config.
  • Fixed deadlock when Stopping debugger.
  • Fix Paste after copy not taking selected function into account.
  • Linx Server RunProcess window: Fix AppState is not defined error.
  • Fix Property dropdown: Dropdown was empty for property of type IEnumerable.
  • Debugger: Dispose faster.
  • LinxServer: multi-line parameter input and output when running a process.
  • Return empty server package list if internet connection fails.
  • Store: Better error message when function data update fails during solution load.
  • Fix BindingExpression error "System.Windows.Data Error: 8 : Cannot save value from target back to source.".
  • Add ToBytesFromBase64 as extension method on String.
  • Tell the user when loading a Linx 4 file.
  • Add ToBase64 as extension method on List.
  • Fix BindingExpression errors "Cannot find source for binding with reference ‘ElementName=expressionEditor’" and "BindingExpression path error: ‘Children’ property not found on ‘object’".
  • Fix property reference bug.
  • Fix "ValueIsValid" binding error.
  • Fix SetValue bug – loses value when target is removed.
  • Change display of CustomTypes in property window.
  • Fix list of custom type breaks when custom type is renamed.
  • Change display of CustomTypes in dropdowns.
  • Allow the use of CustomTypes across projects.
  • Debugger: Do not display items that do not have debug values.
  • Debug Values: Show dates in local culture.
  • Double-click on Linx 4 file will launch Linx 4.
  • Designer: Add licence page.
  • Fixed EmptyFunction discarded property value-type info.
  • Designer: Loading a Solution without the required Plugins installed should tell the user.
  • Don’t allow saving the solution when plugins are missing.
  • Change upgrade detection in installer.
  • Fix immutable functiondata and servicedata does not add version.
  • Log full exception text in logger.
  • Lazy load recently used functions.

    5.3.56.7501

  • Fix object reference exception when validating null types.

    5.3.54.7497

  • Fix loading of legacy solutions

    5.3.51.7491

  • Fix bug: LinxServer: Process output failed to show.
  • Fix bug: Embedded custom type compiler error.
  • Show Plugin Manager with Updates selected.
  • Add ReferencesChanged method for applicable components.
  • Limit objects available in property dropdown to cater for functions like BeginTransaction and the functions that hooks onto its output.
  • Update plugin.
  • LinxServer: Do not recompile when Settings change.
  • Service properties can reference Settings.
  • Fix bug: Type-literal compile error.
  • Fix bug: Match service by Id rather than Name.
  • LinxServer: SolutionHost recompiles after plugin updates.
  • Fix bug: Check for null WPF listview item.
  • Fix bug: Move IsExpanded property to base to prevent binding errors on treeview.
  • LinxServer: Delete next version folder if it fails to create. Do not fail on non-existent settings file.
  • LinxServer: Handle null activeServices array.
  • Fix bug: DummyDomainItem shown in properties when nothing selected.
  • Only add resolve paths for valid components.
  • Fix bug: Object reference error on Expression Editor intellisense for invalid properties.
  • Fix colour in Expression Editor.
  • Fix bug: Recursive RunProcess crashes when debugging.
  • Fix bug: Octal conversion error in debug statistics.
  • Fix bug: Change Guid.ToString format to fix object reference error.
  • Fix bug: Double slashes in help links.
  • Show validation error when CustomType deleted.
  • Update help and release notes links to point to new site.

    5.3.28.7405

  • Replacing the word "Packages" with "Plugins".
  • Changed Installer to not update Service account when upgrading.
  • Designer: Add links to community site.
  • Designer: Add Edit menu item.
  • Allow case-insensitive upload of solution files.
  • Input Fields Editor: Show context in heading.
  • Fix bug: Custom types cause a conversion error when calling a Process in another Project.
  • Display dynamic date fields using user culture.
  • Allow copy of debug values.
  • Fix bug: Paste triggers GetDataInScope.
  • Remove conversion code for old Linx 5 beta versions.
  • Update Linx Plugin API.
  • Update various infrastructure libraries.
  • Only update references that have changed.
  • Check for compiled type when getting default value.
  • Fix bug: Input or Output values of a copied Process lose their parents.
  • Fix bug: Changing the name of a Function with an Execution Path do not fix the downstream references.
  • CustomTypes incorrectly specified by broken Plugin.
  • Fix bug: RunProcess reference mapping after move.
  • Fix bug: DateTime culture conversion bug when DateTime is expression.
  • Fix bug: Load solution without installed function corrupts data.

    5.3.5.7330

  • Change REST response property name from Value to Values
  • Fix bug: Add null check in process designer

    5.3.3.7324

  • Fix bug: Disable cut/copy/paste in debug mode
  • Fix bug: Display statistics when opening process designer in debug mode

    5.3.1.7318

  • UI changes
  • Update Linx plugin
  • Force a restart after doing plugin updates in the designer
  • Change designer and server to be culture invariant
  • Display function names in compilation errors
  • Change service start-up behaviour to better handle solutions with broken services
  • Fix bug: Double-click on lsoz file does not open file in designer
  • Fix bug: Compiling process that is not open in designer gives object reference error
  • Fix bug: Property grid does not display items in alphabetical order when that option is selected
  • Fix bug: Character expression ‘"’ was interpreted as the start of a string in expression editor
  • Fix bug: Instance of custom type editor throws exception when not all properties are filled in
  • Fix bug: Collapsed docked windows do not open on hover
  • Fix bug: Server statistics incorrectly calculated when multiple threads are running
  • Fix bug: Custom type property not parsed correctly when used in expression
  • Fix bug: Validation index error for custom validations
  • Fix bug: Copy paste of child items with references gives error
  • Fix bug: Project paste not working
  • Fix bug: ForEach output does not change when List type changes
  • Various other enhancements and bug fixes

    5.0.680.6896

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