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C+++Builder C++Builder - Multi-device C++ application development for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android

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Embarcadero® C++Builder®  is the first multi-device, standards-based C++ solution for rapidly building high performance, natively compiled apps for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Deliver modern apps faster by targeting mobile, desktop and server platforms from a single development project with the full power of the Standard C++ language.

  • Create fast native apps for Windows, Mac and mobile from one codebase
  • Develop apps for Android and iOS with C++
  • Build 64-bit Windows applications
  • Get universal enterprise database connectivity with FireDAC
  • Modernize Windows apps with new components and styles
  • Bind any control to other objects or datasets with LiveBindings
  • Access cloud-based BaaS and REST services
  • Get a fast start and fast results

C++Builder XE5

Create multi-device, true native apps for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android

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See how you can create an app for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android in minutes!

With C++Builder XE6, you develop your app in the standard C++language, deliver your app natively for PCs, tablets, smartphones, and even wearables like Google Glass, from a single codebase, in record time. Looking for performance? With C++Builder, you're creating true native apps that run full-speed directly on the device CPU, not in a script engine or VM giving you direct platform access and delivering the best user experience. Try it free!

Modernize Your Windows Apps

Modernize your Windows Applications

Bring your Windows applications forward, from Windows XP by applying an updated Windows 7/8 custom look with new VCL styles and Windows Taskbar component. Access device sensors with new VCL components. Extend your existing Windows VCL applications to mobile by easily creating connected mobile and wearable companion apps with new app tethering components.

Android and iOS supportNew! Build Android and iOS apps with C++Builder

Visually create Android and iOS apps coded in C++ that compile direct to the CPU, delivering higher performance, security and a better User Experience. Your apps can run on tables, smartphones and wearables with access to platform APIs, sensors and services. And deliver the best app performance with native GPU and CPU support.
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Build 64-bit appsBuild 32-bit and 64-bit Windows applications

Now you can create 64-bit Windows applications with C++ to take advantage of the latest hardware, access more memory, and push the envelope of performance. C++Builder's 64-bit compiler architecture for Windows lets you access 64-bit APIs, device drivers, and system services directly for greater control, higher performance, and ultimately a better user experience.
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FireDACDatabase app development is fun again with FireDAC

C++Builder now includes FireDAC, a high performance Universal Data Access library for developing applications for multiple devices, connected to enterprise databases. FireDAC enables native high-speed direct access from your C++ applications to InterBase, SQLite, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, SQL Anywhere, Advantage DB, Firebird, Access, Informix and more. Learn more >

new VCL stylesGive your apps a Windows 7 or 8.1 look with new VCL Styles

New in XE6! Apply updated styles to the Windows border and menus plus new custom styles. Use VCL Styles to apply a custom look and feel to your applications. Styles are applied to your existing components and UI elements so it's easy to get a new look without swapping out components. Choose from the included, professionally designed styles or use the Style Designer to customize or create your own.

Connect with popular BaaS providers and cloud services using REST

rest300x171New in C++Builder XE6! Integrate cloud based services from Back-end as a Service (BaaS) providers, Kinvey and Parse, with components for popular BaaS services like notifications, user management, and storage. You get easy access to these common services in the cloud without having to build them yourself or maintain them. Add user authentication to your apps. Use push notifications to engage your users. Access data and object storage in the cloud. The REST Client library, available on all platforms, simplifies the invocation of REST web services by any third party provider.

Bind any UI control to other objects or datasets

liveb220With LiveBindings, every component is data aware. LiveBindings provide an easy way to bind user interface controls to object properties or dataset fields. A visual design surface makes connecting data and UI elements as simple as drawing a line between component properties. You'll find that LiveBindings make developing database connected, UI rich applications easier, more intuitive and more enjoyable than ever before. Learn more >

meetnotes300Get a fast start and fast results

Visual development and an easy-to-learn programming language enable you to deliver impressive results with less coding effort. Design, prototype and develop your apps with extendable and reusable visual components for faster and highly maintainable development. Learn more >

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Your C++Builder license is recharge ready

Continually get every major upgrade in a year for less than the cost of a single upgrade! You can start by purchasing an XE6 new or upgrade license today. If you own an XE5 license, you can recharge it to XE6. When the next major release comes, you will be eligible to recharge your license at the lowest upgrade price. Learn more >

Build connected apps from client to server
to enterprise data and services

Multi-Device Application PlatformWith C++Builder's Multi-Device Application Platform, you can deliver truly connected applications that support real time communication and access to enterprise data and cloud services. All these technologies are included in C++Builder Enterprise edition and higher and some are included in Professional edition.
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VCL and FMX frameworks
Create apps for Windows, Mac and mobile
Build custom middleware servers
REST and BaaS
Access cloud based RESTful web services
Connect with local and enterprise data sources

RAD Studio awardsC++11 Standards Compliance

C++Builder XE6 supports the latest C and C++ standards, including C++98, C++TR1, and now C++11 for 64-bit Windows and iOS as well as ANSI C, ISO C, C99, and C11 standards. Strong standards support helps you build, maintain, re-use and extend your code. Focus your existing talent and resources on a proven standard language that speeds time to market and extends app longevity at the same time.

iOS and Android app development features are available in C++Builder Enterprise edition and higher, in C++Builder Professional edition with Mobile Add-On Pack, and in all editions of RAD Studio.

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