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Installing InterBase 2017 and XE7 64 bit on Windows 10 Creators U...

Written by Steve A416 on . Posted in Installation / Registration

Customers have reported that it is not possible to install the 64 bit version of InterBase on the Windows 10 Creators Update (build 1703). When you get to the screen that allows you to choose between 32 bit and 64 bit, it is greyed out


A workaround is to perform a silent install, which is described in the documentation at,_Registration,_and_Licensing_Information#Using_the_Wise_Installer_to_Embed_InterBase. A values file for a default installation of InterBase would contain:


MAINDIR=C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\InterBase\




If you have an existing successful installation of InterBase, you will find a values.txt in the program directory.

You would then launch the installer via the following command line:


When the installation has completed, you should find that a 64 bit instance has been installed.

April Cool App Winner: Visuino

Written by Jim McKeeth on . Posted in Articles

Visuino Cool App WinnerI still remember the first time I saw Visuino in action. It was 2 years ago during our Delphi 20th Birthday Party when Boian Mitov unveiled this new project he was building with Delphi. It was really impressive. At the time he wasn't sure what the price would be for it, but looking at the level of utility I expected it to be $500 or more. 

If you are unfamiliar with Visuino, it is a visual IDE for building apps for Arduino and related boards. Instead of writing the code in C, you just connect some visual connectors and Visuino generates the native optimized C code for you. This makes Visuino amazingly productive for rapid component prototyping. It supports a huge variety of chips, boards and components. 

During CodeRage XI Boian had a session showing off Visuino and during the Q&A someone asked the price and he said "Nine, ninety-nine" which I assumed to be $999, which was a lot of money, but Visuino certainly appeared to be worth it. Then he said he wanted to keep it under $10. I was completely blown away that it was that cheap. I didn't have any pressing Arduino projects, but I went out and purchased Visuino anyway. At that price it is a complete no-brainer if you are even moderately interested in Arduino. 


One of the things that is great about Visuino is not only does it make it easy to build Arduino apps, it also makes it easy to connect to those apps from your Delphi apps with Mitov's communication lab. If you are working on an IoT solution, then Visuino is very valuable in component prototyping. 

If you want to see Visuino in action then check out our IoT Boot Camp we did with Visuino. You can also catch the Visuino session from CodeRage XI

Here are some additional resources in working

Visuino has a free mode, just like all Mitov Software's Lab Packs, but at $9.99 I really recommend you just go and purchase a copy. 

RAD Studioロードマップ(2017年5月付)

Written by Hitoshi Fujii on . Posted in News

この記事は、Marco CantuによるRAD Studio Roadmap May 2017の抄訳です。

RAD Studioの現在と将来に関する2017年5月付のロードマップをご覧ください。


RAD Studio / Delphi / C++Builderのアップデートは、製品を購入すると標準で1年間有効なアップデートサブスクリプションサービスによって提供されます。

Build Healthcare Apps with Delphi and FireMonkey (FMX)

Written by Atanas on . Posted in Articles

Today Healthcare is one of the hottest areas for Technology innovation. It is globally a $6B opportunity based on startup funding trends, which is a lot, but there is also a $3 Trillion industry to transform!


Delphi has a particularly strong presence in Healthcare. There are many, many Healthcare systems that are written in Delphi that service literally million of patients and thousands of providers. From primary care EHRs, Dental Software, all kinds of Radiology Suites, the lists goes on, and this is true across the globe. We have multiple existing integrations with some of the largest EHR systems in the World (Mumps integration anyone?).


I believe that there is substantial opportunity to leverage Delphi for Cross-Platform apps in Healthcare. It is an opportunity that is drastically underleveraged. Today, there are very few frameworks that can address this need as well as FireMonkey (FMX) with Delphi. Windows has been a great platform for this with very good security and performance that are critical for healthcare apps. Building HTML5 applications is relatively fast, but disconnected performance is particularly important in Healthcare and security can be stronger with native applications that provide far more encryption options.


The biggest opportunity is for highly functional purpose built applications. Traditional EHRs are very complicated, as they cover many use cases and huge ranges of functionality. However, provider’s time is particularly valuable. Building apps that make providers function more efficiently is super important. Optimizing patient flow to reduce waste is similarly important. These apps do not need to do everything, they need to do some things well. Some of you have probably noticed how providers drag these huge workstations around to type their notes… tablets are lighter, but few UX’s hit the mark. Plenty of room for innovation.

The following example is a nice conceptual view of a Doctor’s office registration application. The use case is super simple, yet think of the last times you’ve been in a doctor’s office and you have see things like this. I have been in some of the largest medical institutions in New York, and guess what - paper everywhere. The only place with an app was an Orthopedist that was charging $500 for a finger splinter that costs $5 at the pharmacy and the insurance covered it, but that is a separate story. Let's build some great apps!


Cool App Winner: Mimix 3D Profile Scanner by intricad

Written by Jim McKeeth on . Posted in Articles

Embarcadero Cool App Contest

The March winner of the Embarcadero Cool App Contest is the Mimix 3D Profile Scanner by intricad. I looked at this app a few years ago, and found it pretty impressive then. It uses a really cool technique to capture a 3D impression with only your monitor and a standard webcam.

Cool App Winner: Mimix 3D Profile Scanner Mimix 3D Profile Scanner Personal allows you to make 3D impressions using your webcam and PC monitor screen. mimix 3D Profile Scanner Personal uses a set of 4 black and white patterns which are projected by your computer screen while your camera captures the images of your face in front of the screen. The images are then processed to reveal a 3D impression.

Under proper lighting conditions mimix 3D can capture scenes and objects with incredible detail recovery. The trick is to be in a very dark room, and have a good webcam and bright screen.

After the scan you can create cool effects by relighting the scene or 3D print your impression.

It is built for Windows using Delphi, VCL, TMS ComponentsEurekalog and ShellBrowser.

Check out the video or download the free scanner for yourself!


Built with Delphi

Be sure to enter you cool app for a chance to win a $500 gift card. New winners every month!

New Release Model in Action!

Written by Atanas on . Posted in Articles

This week, we are pleased to release RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo. It celebrates our many customers in Japan and is a testament to the true global nature of our company. If you remember, one of our Boot Camps had representatives from over 200 countries!


RAD 10.2 is an important release in many ways. It is a truly BIG one. The Enterprise and Architect versions contain a Linux compiler that has been anticipated for years. It also has many other enhancements and fixes. It is even more important as a demonstration of our new release model and commitment to continued and rapid improvement of the core product. It nicely highlights the benefits of update subscription (aka maintenance). A preview of the product was available early for these customers.


We had four release in the last 12 months (minor and major)! We are continuing to improve the upgrade process, but regardless, this is an excellent value. And while  the required uninstall is cumbersome, pretty much everyone agrees that the process has become much smoother after the release of 10.1 Berlin. The GetIt installer is far quicker too.


The improvements in Quality and Stability have been well received and we will continue to do even more.  I think that the biggest challenge is making this process work more seamlessly with component partners, but even there we see some improvement. Our technology partners, similar to our maintenance customers, have had 10.2 for almost two months, which results in better stability and quality. The feedback on quality is great, but partners are also excited to build new capabilities that leverage the Linux backend. This will continue to move our ecosystem forward.


The new release model challenges us to continue to deliver value to customers all the time. Our PM team is very proud of the extent of our Windows 10 support, which is the best in the industry (even ahead of Visual Studio in certain areas). FMX is a true gem for anyone that wants to build native mobile apps fast. There is so much more to come on that front. Of course the core IDE and compilers will continue to get better too. We gave a taste to some IDE changes with RAD 10.2, which, while subtle are an example of the productivity focus that we want to embrace.


One area that I am particularly excited about is to give you template applications that get you started with new projects faster. We initiated this with some free games for Berlin. Literally thousands of dollars worth of source code was provided for free through GetIt to update subscription customers. With 10.2 we plan to give even more source code. For example, next week we will deliver a Healthcare app that uses RAD Server and Beacons. We have several more in the works that will expedite multi-tier projects with RAD Server. Many are asking for these to be available in a hosted environment, which is being considered. The best thing is that these will come through GetIt, so installation will be simple. Some of the Konopka controls updates will be delivered that way too, again making the ongoing relationship even more valuable.


We want our customers to feel special. By buying RAD Studio you are part of an elite community of developers where we challenge each other to constantly innovate and make amazing applications. There are many good developer tools out there, but if you want fast, yet robust development, RAD Studio is the best answer.

Manual uninstall of RAD Studio/Delphi/C++Builder 10.2

Written by Christopher M424 on . Posted in Installation / Registration


Launch the License Manager from the bin folder (by default "C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\19.0\bin\LicenseManager.exe") and delete any trial or beta (Test Field) license that you can find. Check it under “License Details” in the center column.

Under your Control Panel's Program and Features Add/Remove Program uninstall the following entries:

  • RAD Studio 10.2 version 19.0

Please follow these instructions to remove any leftover files:

  1. If Windows 32-bit, remove the C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\Studio\19.0 directory (or the custom folder you had used).
  2. If Windows 64-bit, remove the C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\19.0 directory (or the custom folder you had used).
  3. Remove the C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\19.0 directory
  4. Remove the C:\ProgramData\Embarcadero\Studio\19.0 directory.
  5. Remove the %APPDATA%\Embarcadero\BDS\19.0 directory.
  6. Remove the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\19.0 registry key
  7. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\19.0 registry key
  8. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Embarcadero\BDS\19.0
  9. If Windows 32-bit, remove the following files from C:\Windows\System32\:
    1. BDEAdmin.*
    2. CC32*.DLL
    3. Midas.*
    4. Xerces*.DLL
  10. If Windows 64-bit, remove the following files from C:\Windows\SysWOW64\:
    1. BDEAdmin.*
    2. CC32*.DLL
    3. Midas.*
    4. Xerces*.DLL

Field testers should also do the following (and others may want to as well):

  1. Delete the Godzilla license from License manager before uninstalling it or during the installation of RAD Studio 10.2

If you had problems in the second step (uninstalling from Windows Control Panel), try this Microsoft tool to solve uninstallation problems:


Tokyo, InterBase 2017, Linux and Codegen = Secret Weapons

Written by Jim McKeeth on . Posted in Articles

"The release of RAD Studio 10.2 not only takes a big step forward with Linux support, but it also leaps forward with a more scalable RAD Server, deeper Windows support and the quality developers expect. We are also continuing to provide industry leading support for Windows 10 and the Windows 10 Store through our VCL framework.”
-Nick Hodges, head of product management at Embarcadero.
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RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo is released, and we would like to let you know some of what you can expect to see new on the C++Builder side.  While the majority of work is for Linux, which will be available for C++ in 10.2.1, we've worked on three key areas:

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Fast Development Rules! (Part 2)

Written by Atanas on . Posted in Articles

I received some good feedback on this blog and wanted to share a really cool example from one of our MVPs, Eli from Peacekeeper ( He recently completed a fairly involved FMX (FireMonkey) application for the Oil and Gas industry in 3 weeks! Here is his summary “I just finished a medium size enterprise app build in Delphi for iOS. It is a mobile forms document solution for a client. It has somewhere around 100-150 fields, 20+ tabs, 5 forms, offline caching, uses XML, JSON, SOAP, LiveBindings, FireDAC, data syncing, signatures, drawing, GPS, and other RAD Studio technologies in around 33,000 LoC. Suffice to say Delphi can move mountains.” This is now a template that he can reuse with lots of other apps for iOS and Android, since it is FMX. He is even willing to share with others and they can choose to use his services as needed.

I have managed to build quite a few apps over the years, especially mobile apps, (of course with experienced developers), so I can really appreciate this kind of speed. I wish I had RAD Studio back then. It would have saved me a lot of iterations and anxiety.

In the last years, we have done a lot to promote FMX, but I think that we need to do a much better job explaining the power and range of possible solutions that leverages these tools. Eli did not use RAD Server, as he prefered a hosted back-end. But frankly combining the efficiency of our frameworks for front- and back-end development with RAD Server can result in even greater savings or opportunities to make even more money by developers or ISVs. Your typical MBaaS is $50+ per user.  With a 100 users, you will pay for RAD Server in a month and the rest is just the server hosting, which with Linux is trivial. This is a lot of potential ongoing revenue… I understand that some customers just don’t want to deal with AWS or Azure, so we may come up with some RAD Server hosted options as well.

I love our cool apps examples, however they sometimes downplay the many great apps that are more utilitarian and may not have amazing front-ends. I think that in these cases FMX shines even more. With the many possible adapters for payments and connectivity to enterprise systems, the speed of development matters even more. For example, there are whole companies that specialize in building apps. With our tools, you can build a few templates and then your speed to deliver solutions will simply be unbeatable. So much opportunity out there!

There are some really good deals out there for RAD Studio - go get the latest! Eli said that we almost got him with the great Architect Promo, and MVP’s are tough to get.

Here is a short video Eli made about why he uses Delphi at Peacekeeper.

Check out more tips and tricks in this development video: