December 16, 2009

RAD Studio Tour Online Event Dec 16th 11AM PST

Experience the RAD Studio Tour online – Learn the secrets of Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism and RAD Studio 2010

Wednesday December 16 at 11AM PST, 2PM EST

Register here:

If you weren’t able to make it to the RAD StudioTour live road show, now is your chance to experience it online. Learn the secrets to getting the most out of RAD Studio 2010 and new Windows technologies. This free two-hour technical seminar, led by noted expert David Intersimone, will give you a firsthand look at new capabilities that will make you more productive and successful with Delphi®, C++Builder®, Delphi Prism™ and Embarcadero® RAD Studio 2010.

You’ll learn how to:
  • Speed your development using new IDE and debugging enhancements
  • Take advantage of new Delphi language features including RTTI
  • Build apps that leverage new Windows® 7 technologies
  • Touch, multi-touch, and gesture enable your applications with ease
  • Migrate your earlier Delphi projects to Delphi 2010
  • Rapidly create multi-tier, desktop, and Web applications
  • Improve data and code comprehension and quality

December 15, 2009

Updates 4, 5 and Boost Update now available for Delphi 2010 and C++Builder 2010

Updates 4, 5 and Boost Update for Delphi 2010 and C++Builder 2010 are now available. This replaces the old Update 2/3/Boost pack that was available for a short time. This new update pack includes all those updates and more.

Registered users can get the updates using the "check for updates" item in the Start menu group for Embarcadero RAD Studio.

The update pack is also available from the registered users pages at or

An updated ISO with all the updates is available for download from

List of Bug Fixes in Updates 4 and 5 for Delphi 2010:

List of Bug Fixes in Updates 4 and 5 for C++Builder 2010:

December 3, 2009

Hotfix 2 available for debugging on Windows 7 with Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio 2009

Hotfix 2 for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio 2009 is now available for download at:

Information on the hotfix is available in the readmes below (English, German, French, Japanese) and in a blog post at

RAD Studio 2009 Hotfix 2 - English Readme

This software patch is being provided to licensed users of RAD Studio 2009. Installation and use are governed by the license statement for RAD Studio 2009.

This Hotfix applies to:

Products: RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder
Version: 2009
Update level: All
Editions: Professional, Enterprise, Architect
Languages: English, German, French, Japanese

Description of the update that is included in this hotfix:

This hotfix addresses issues with debugging on Windows 7, including:

- Assertion failure: "(!SetThreadContext failed")"
- On Windows 7, running under the debugger can cause the debugger to crash on shutdown.
- No Wait Chain is shown on Windows 7

Internal Tracking Number(s): QC 74732, QC 78575, 271589

Install instructions:

1. Rename \\Program Files\Codegear\RAD Studio\6.0\bin\bordbk120N.dll to bordbk120N.bak
2. Place the new bordbk120N.dll in the \\Program Files\Codegear\RAD Studio\6.0\bin directory

Remote debugger install instructions:

1. Rename \\Program Files\RemoteDebugger\bordbk120N.dll to bordbk120N.bak
2. Place the new bordbk120N.dll in the \\Program Files\RemoteDebugger directory

Delphi and RAD Studio Historical Pricing

Sometimes questions come up about how much prices have increased on Delphi and RAD Studio over the years. Here are the core US dollar prices for Delphi and Delphi Studio/Borland Developer Studio/RAD Studio since Delphi 1.0.

We've generally tried to keep price increases to a minimum and prices have gone down for some products. The most notable increase was the increase in price of RAD Studio when we added Delphi Prism for .NET and added most of the functionality of ER/Studio (a $5,000 product) to RAD Studio Architect edition.

After we set the US dollar prices, there are other factors that affect the end pricing worldwide including fluctuations in exchange rates and how prices are set between dollars, Euros and other currencies.

TMS Smooth Controls and Delphi for PHP Free Promo for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio

For the month of December, we have a new promo running.

Purchase any edition of Delphi®, C++Builder®, or Embarcadero® RAD Studio 2010 and get TMS Smooth Controls free!

Purchase the Enterprise or Architect editions of Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio 2010 and you also get Delphi® for PHP free!

The offer redemption page with all the details is at

If you already purchased Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio prior to the Dec 1 start date of the promo, you can still get the TMS Smooth Controls Pack free from the registered user download page link from the above redeem page.