Front calls changes

Modifications to consider when using front calls.

Deprecated front-calls

The following front-calls are deprecated:

Desupported front-calls

The following front-calls are desupported, as a consequence of common Universal Rendering using GBC on all front-ends (there is no more Native Rendering mode):
  • Standard front-calls
    • getWindowId
    • feInfo options:
      • dictionariesDirectory
      • isActiveX
  • GDC WINCOM, WINDDE, WinMail front-calls: Use Apache POI instead.

Changes in earlier versions

Make sure to check the upgrade notes of earlier versions, to not miss changes introduced in maintenance releases. For more details, see Front call changes in BDL 3.20.

Notable changes introduced in maintenance releases: