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Windows XP end of life April 8, 2014 - easily move your Delphi and C++ apps forward It's 2014. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP (Microsoft recently announced that they will continue to provide virus warnings until summer 2015). By moving, now, to RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 you can move your apps forward to Windows 7 and 8 and take advantage of many of the new Windows features with support already built into our latest releases. You can also expand the reach of your apps to Mac OS X, iOS and Android. Before your customers and users e...

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C++Builder and Unicode It has been some time since we added Unicode support in C++Builder 2009. I still see some C++ developers who are asking questions about Unicode support, especially for those who are migrating older C++Builder projects to the latest release of C++Builder XE5 update 2. Seeing some "new" questions on our forums and on Stack Overflow, told me that it is time to collect some of the Unicode documentation and article links into a blog post. Below you will find some information that will help you build ...
Using the REST Debugger will help you prototype your Delphi and C++ REST apps As part of the new addition of the REST Client Library components in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE5, we also include a REST Debugger so that you can explore REST Services and use it to help prototype the property settings for your app's REST Client components. We also provide the source code to the REST Debugger and you can build other platform versions (Win64 and OSX) of the debugger. You can also customize and extend the REST Debugger to add capabilities you need in your own development...
You can easily location enable your Delphi VCL Windows apps Sensor support was originally added to Delphi a year ago.  The sensor APIs are defined in the System.Sensors unit name scope and can be use in your Windows VCL and FM apps. This blog post will show you how you can easily location enable your Delphi VCL Windows applications. You'll need a GPS device for your Windows computer (some of the recent Intel based Ultrabooks have GPS hardware built in.  On the Intel Ultrabook page they list additional built-in sensors: compass, accelerometer, inclinomete...
Easily move your Windows/VCL apps to Delphi XE5 and gain tons of benefits Regardless of the previous version of Delphi you are using, there are a large number of benefits you will gain by moving your projects forward.  There is also a special offer for all Delphi customers (regardless of the version you are using) to move up to our latest XE5 release. I am sure that you see that there a lot of great new technology available to you as a Windows VCL developer. Delphi XE5 Technologies you can use today in your Windows/VCL apps Sensors - You can use the System.Sens...

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Building your first C++Builder multi-device application This video shows you how to build your first multi-device C++Builder application for Windows (32/64), OSX and iOS.  This quick example application uses the TCalendarEdit and TComboBox components and shows how they use the native DatePicker and CustomPicker controls on iOS.  The same code and form is used for all 4 platform targets. You start by creating a FM Mobile application for C++Builder using the "File | New | FireMonkey Mobile Application - C++Builder" menu item. After testing th...
DevExpress VCL components now support Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 DevExpress VCL components for Windows now support Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5.  You can see the supported versions on the VCL Controls feature page on the DevExpress web site. DevExpress is one of Embarcadero Technologies' many Technology Partners supporting our products and customers with their tools and components. The DevExpress VCL components support the following versions of Embarcadero Delphi and C++Builder (the list is from their VCLC components feature page): Version: 13.1.4 Rel...
TMS Software FireMonkey component pack now supports Delphi XE5 I just received an email from Bruno Fierens of TMS Software announcing that they are now shipping the latest release of their, TMSFMXPack, FireMonkey component pack supporting Delphi XE5 on multi-devices including support for Android. The TMS Firemonkey component pack includes a set of highly configurable and styleable components for cross-platform FireMonkey software development. The latest release supports FM development on Windows 32 bit, Windows 64 bit, Mac OS X, iOS and Android. You can...

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C++ language - the beat goes on... We now have 3 approved ISO C++ standards: C++98 (ISO/IEC 14882:1998), C++03 (ISO/IEC 14882:2003) and C++11 (ISO/IEC 13882:2011).  The latest C++ standard is affectionately called "Modern C++" by Bjarne Stroustrup.  The ISO C++ committee had their most recent meeting in Bristol UK in the middle of April.  The committee is working on future releases of the C++ standard scheduled for 2014 and 2017.  Nothing stops in our technology world, not even the advance of programming languages. Latest C++ ...
RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder promos still available We have three special product promotions available for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder developers. Two promotions are ongoing and there is a new one as well. This is your chance to update your developer tools and receive some cool additional tools, styles, support and maintenance. NEW! 6 Months Free Support & Maintenance offer ends August 31 Upgrade Amnesty offer ends July 31 Bonus Pack offer extended to August 31 Upgrade from ANY earlier version to RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Bui...

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