4D Shipping SDK 2020 .NET Edition

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EzShip Component

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Allows you to generate a shipping label for any domestic services complete with addresses and barcode.




The EzShip component provides a standardized interface to all 3 supported carriers. This allows you to reduce the code needed to create an application supporting multiple carriers. For more fine grained control over settings specific to individual carriers you may wish to use the component that is specific to the carrier.

Note that this component is only valid for domestic shipments. If you would like to perform international shipments, you will need to use the international component that is specific to the carrier.

Generating a shipping label can be done by calling the GetShipmentLabels method. You will have to specify the package information, ServiceType to be used for shipping this package, origin and destination information, and any other special services you want to associate the shipment (such as Saturday Pickup, Saturday Delivery, etc.).

To use this component, you must set the appropriate Account settings for the specified Provider.

Canada Post Setup and Required Properties

When retrieving shipping labels via Canada Post, the following fields are required:

UserId The login username for your Canada Post account.
Password The login password for you Canada Post account.
AccountNumber The customer number of the owner of the mail (mailed on behalf of customer).
ServiceType The Canada Post delivery service used for shipping the item (NOTE: Only domestic services are supported.).
Company Company name of the corresponding sender.
Phone Phone number of the sender.
Address1 Address line 1 of sender.
City City of sender.
State Province or state of sender.
ZipCode Postal Code from which the parcel will be sent.
Address1 Address line 1 of destination.
City City of destination.
State Province or state of destination.
CountryCode The destination country code.
ZipCode The destination Postal Code. Required when shipping to CA or US. Not required for all other international shipments.
Weight The weight of the parcel in kilograms (e.g. 99.999).

You can optionally set the following fields when requesting rates:

Length Longest dimension (3.1 digits e.g. 999.9 pattern).
Width Second longest dimension (3.1 digits e.g. 999.9 pattern).
Height Shortest dimension (3.1 digits e.g. 999.9 pattern).
PackagingType Specify a specific packaging type (when applicable).

Note: A shipping label will only be retrieved for the first package within Packages, as multiple package shipments are not supported.

After a successful GetShipmentLabels call, the following fields will be populated:

MasterTrackingNumber A unique identifier for the shipment.
TrackingNumber The tracking PIN for the shipment.
ShippingLabel The shipping label data.

The Canada Post URLS are:

Test (Development) https://ct.soa-gw.canadapost.ca
Production https://soa-gw.canadapost.ca

Property List

The following is the full list of the properties of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AccountLogin information for the specified Provider .
FirewallA set of properties related to firewall access.
LabelImageTypeType of image or printer commands the label is to be formatted in.
MasterTrackingNumberTracking number assigned to the whole MPS shipment.
PackagesA collection of packages contained in the shipment.
PayorIdentifies the payor of transportation charges for the requested shipment.
ProviderWhich provider to use.
ProxyA set of properties related to proxy access.
RecipientAddressIdentifies the recipient's address.
RecipientContactIdentifies the recipient's contact info.
SenderAddressIdentifies the sender's address.
SenderContactIdentifies the sender's contact info.
ServiceTypeIdentifies the domestic service to use in a ship request.
ShipDateDate package will be mailed.
ShipmentSpecialServicesContains the collection of special services offered.
SSLAcceptServerCertInstructs the component to unconditionally accept the server certificate that matches the supplied certificate.
SSLCertThe certificate to be used during SSL negotiation.
SSLServerCertThe server certificate for the last established connection.
TimeoutA timeout for the component.
TotalNetChargeThe total net charge applied to the whole shipment (specific to the AccountNumber ).

Method List

The following is the full list of the methods of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
GetShipmentLabelsGenerates a shipping label for all packages in the shipment.
ResetResets the internal state of the component and all properties to their default values.

Event List

The following is the full list of the events fired by the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ErrorInformation about errors during data delivery.
NotificationNotification returned by the server upon successful request (if applicable).
SSLServerAuthenticationFired after the server presents its certificate to the client.
SSLStatusShows the progress of the secure connection.

Configuration Settings

The following is a list of configuration settings for the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

CanadaGroupIdThe Group ID number (or group name) to place the created shipment when using Canada Post.
CanadaPaymentMethodThe intended payment method when using Canada Post.
CODLabelThe total COD amount.
CODLabelFileThe total COD amount.
CODTotalAmountThe total COD amount.
CODTypeThe total COD amount.
CSPProductIdIdentifies the CSP product.
CSPProductVersionIdentifies the CSP product version.
CSPUserKeyCSP end user key.
CSPUserPasswordCSP end user password.
CustomerIdUser-assigned number for internal use when using Endicia.
EndiciaInsuranceTypeThe Insurance type when using Endicia.
EndiciaInsuredMailUsed to request Endicia mailpiece insurance.
EndiciaTestModeControls whether requests are test requests or live requests.
HasXPathDetermines whether a specific element exists in the document.
HoldAtLocationAddress1Street Name of the FedEx location.
HoldAtLocationAddress2A specific detail of the FedEx location.
HoldAtLocationAddressFlagsFlag that donates information about the address.
HoldAtLocationCityName of city, town, etc.
HoldAtLocationContactCompanyIdentifies the contact company name.
HoldAtLocationContactEmailIdentifies the contact person's email address.
HoldAtLocationContactFaxIdentifies the contact person's fax number.
HoldAtLocationContactFirstNameIdentifies the contact person's first name.
HoldAtLocationContactLastNameIdentifies the contact person's last name.
HoldAtLocationContactMiddleInitialIdentifies the contact person's middle initial.
HoldAtLocationContactPhoneIdentifies the contact person's phone number.
HoldAtLocationCountryCodeCountry code of the FedEx location.
HoldAtLocationPhonePhone number of the FedEx location.
HoldAtLocationStateState or province code.
HoldAtLocationZipCodePostal code of the FedEx location.
LabelOptionIndicates type of label the USPS Server will return.
OriginPostalCodeThe Postal Code of the client sending location when using the Canada Post provider.
PostageProviderThe postage provider to use.
RawRequestContains the complete request sent to the Server.
RawResponseContains the complete response returned by the Server.
TotalWeightThe total weight of the shipment.
TransactionIdThe transaction Id when using Endicia.
XAttrCountThe number of records in the XAttr arrays.
XAttrName[i]The name of the indexed attribute.
XAttrValue[i]The value of the indexed attribute.
XChildCountThe number of records in the XChild arrays.
XChildElement[i]The name of the indexed child element.
XChildText[i]The text of the indexed child element.
XElementThe name of the current element.
XParentThe parent of the current element.
XPathUsed to set the XPath within the response from the server.
XTextThe text of the current element.
AcceptEncodingUsed to tell the server which types of content encodings the client supports.
AllowHTTPCompressionThis property enables HTTP compression for receiving data.
AllowHTTPFallbackWhether HTTP/2 connections are permitted to fallback to HTTP/1.1.
AllowNTLMFallbackWhether to allow fallback from Negotiate to NTLM when authenticating.
AppendWhether to append data to LocalFile.
AuthorizationThe Authorization string to be sent to the server.
BytesTransferredContains the number of bytes transferred in the response data.
ChunkSizeSpecifies the chunk size in bytes when using chunked encoding.
CompressHTTPRequestSet to true to compress the body of a PUT or POST request.
EncodeURLIf set to true the URL will be encoded by the component.
FollowRedirectsDetermines what happens when the server issues a redirect.
GetOn302RedirectIf set to true the component will perform a GET on the new location.
HTTP2HeadersWithoutIndexingHTTP2 headers that should not update the dynamic header table with incremental indexing.
HTTPVersionThe version of HTTP used by the component.
IfModifiedSinceA date determining the maximum age of the desired document.
KeepAliveDetermines whether the HTTP connection is closed after completion of the request.
KerberosSPNThe Service Principal Name for the Kerberos Domain Controller.
LogLevelThe level of detail that is logged.
MaxHeadersInstructs component to save the amount of headers specified that are returned by the server after a Header event has been fired.
MaxHTTPCookiesInstructs component to save the amount of cookies specified that are returned by the server when a SetCookie event is fired.
MaxRedirectAttemptsLimits the number of redirects that are followed in a request.
NegotiatedHTTPVersionThe negotiated HTTP version.
OtherHeadersOther headers as determined by the user (optional).
ProxyAuthorizationThe authorization string to be sent to the proxy server.
ProxyAuthSchemeThe authorization scheme to be used for the proxy.
ProxyPasswordA password if authentication is to be used for the proxy.
ProxyPortPort for the proxy server (default 80).
ProxyServerName or IP address of a proxy server (optional).
ProxyUserA user name if authentication is to be used for the proxy.
SentHeadersThe full set of headers as sent by the client.
StatusLineThe first line of the last response from the server.
TransferredDataThe contents of the last response from the server.
TransferredDataLimitThe maximum number of incoming bytes to be stored by the component.
TransferredHeadersThe full set of headers as received from the server.
TransferredRequestThe full request as sent by the client.
UseChunkedEncodingEnables or Disables HTTP chunked encoding for transfers.
UseIDNsWhether to encode hostnames to internationalized domain names.
UsePlatformDeflateWhether to use the platform implementation to decompress compressed responses.
UsePlatformHTTPClientWhether or not to use the platform HTTP client.
UserAgentInformation about the user agent (browser).
CloseStreamAfterTransferIf true, the component will close the upload or download stream after the transfer.
ConnectionTimeoutSets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.
FirewallAutoDetectTells the component whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.
FirewallHostName or IP address of firewall (optional).
FirewallListenerIf true, the component binds to a SOCKS firewall as a server (IPPort only).
FirewallPasswordPassword to be used if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.
FirewallPortThe TCP port for the FirewallHost;.
FirewallTypeDetermines the type of firewall to connect through.
FirewallUserA user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.
KeepAliveIntervalThe retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.
KeepAliveTimeThe inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.
LingerWhen set to True, connections are terminated gracefully.
LingerTimeTime in seconds to have the connection linger.
LocalHostThe name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.
LocalPortThe port in the local host where the component binds.
MaxLineLengthThe maximum amount of data to accumulate when no EOL is found.
MaxTransferRateThe transfer rate limit in bytes per second.
ProxyExceptionsListA semicolon separated list of hosts and IPs to bypass when using a proxy.
TCPKeepAliveDetermines whether or not the keep alive socket option is enabled.
TcpNoDelayWhether or not to delay when sending packets.
UseIPv6Whether to use IPv6.
UseNTLMv2Whether to use NTLM V2.
CACertFilePathsThe paths to CA certificate files when using Mono on Unix/Linux.
LogSSLPacketsControls whether SSL packets are logged when using the internal security API.
ReuseSSLSessionDetermines if the SSL session is reused.
SSLCACertsA newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL client authentication.
SSLCheckCRLWhether to check the Certificate Revocation List for the server certificate.
SSLCipherStrengthThe minimum cipher strength used for bulk encryption.
SSLEnabledCipherSuitesThe cipher suite to be used in an SSL negotiation.
SSLEnabledProtocolsUsed to enable/disable the supported security protocols.
SSLEnableRenegotiationWhether the renegotiation_info SSL extension is supported.
SSLIncludeCertChainWhether the entire certificate chain is included in the SSLServerAuthentication event.
SSLNegotiatedCipherReturns the negotiated ciphersuite.
SSLNegotiatedCipherStrengthReturns the negotiated ciphersuite strength.
SSLNegotiatedCipherSuiteReturns the negotiated ciphersuite.
SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeReturns the negotiated key exchange algorithm.
SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeStrengthReturns the negotiated key exchange algorithm strength.
SSLNegotiatedVersionReturns the negotiated protocol version.
SSLProviderThe name of the security provider to use.
SSLSecurityFlagsFlags that control certificate verification.
SSLServerCACertsA newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL server certificate validation.
TLS12SignatureAlgorithmsDefines the allowed TLS 1.2 signature algorithms when UseInternalSecurityAPI is True.
TLS12SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for ECC.
TLS13KeyShareGroupsThe groups for which to pregenerate key shares.
TLS13SignatureAlgorithmsThe allowed certificate signature algorithms.
TLS13SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for (EC)DHE key exchange.
AbsoluteTimeoutDetermines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.
FirewallDataUsed to send extra data to the firewall.
InBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.
OutBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.
BuildInfoInformation about the product's build.
GUIAvailableTells the component whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.
LicenseInfoInformation about the current license.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the component whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

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4D Shipping SDK 2020 .NET Edition - Version 20.1 [Build 8435]