May 29, 2012

C++ Webinar, C++Builder Roadmap and Special Offer

For all of the C++ developers and C++Builder users out there, don't miss this C++ webinar on May 30th (less than 24 hours from now) and our new C++Builder roadmap and special bundle offer.


Also don't forget about our weekly Getting Started with FireMonkey lessons for C++Builder and Delphi continuing each Thursday through the end of June and also available on-demand with an accompanying study guide.

May 26, 2012

Quick Developer Survey and chance to win an iTunes Gift Card

Our AppWave product team is running a survey of software developers. Thought I would share the link in case you want to share your thoughts and have a chance to win an iTunes gift card.

Software Developer Survey

We are conducting a survey, and your response would be appreciated. It should take just a couple minutes to complete and we'll keep your answers confidential. We'll randomly select 10 survey respondents to win an iTunes gift card.

The survey is open through June 5, 2012,

Rules can be found here

May 18, 2012

Update 4 Hotfix 1 now available for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE2

There's a new hotfix available for users with Delphi XE2, RAD Studio XE2 or C++Builder XE2 Update 4.

This Hotfix includes fixes for the following:
  • 25777/QC 103933
    Fixes issue where the in-place editor in TGrid and TStringGrid is only drawn for the first column.
  • 25786/QC 103786
    Fixes issue where FireMonkey text rendering for fonts was blurry with GDI+.
  • 25255/QC 102941
    Fixes FireMonkey AnimateFloat stack overflow error.
  • 25844
    Fixes FireMonkey painting performance problem.
  • 26078
    Fixes issue where *.fmx file size was growing with every save of a FireMonkey 3D form.
  • 25656/QC 103873
    Fixes the issue of 403 extra exported items when you create a package (C++).
  • 26664/QC 104210
    Fixes the issue of a FireMonkey HD form being unresponsive after user unlock.
  • 27453/QC 104945, 27479, 26827/QC 104116
    Fixes TClientDataSet.close error using TSocketconnection.
    Fixes TClientDataSet failure to connect to a Midas Server via TSocketConnection.
    Fixes error when assigning a null string to an OLE property.
  • 26670/QC 104073
    Fixes the Access violation in TControl3D.
  • 27216
    Enables users to submmit iOS applications to the App Store.
  • 25942
    Fixes Run > Attach to Process.

This hotfix is an MSI-based patch.

You can apply this hotfix over any of the following products:
  • Delphi XE2 with Update 4
  • C++Builder XE2 with Update 4
  • RAD Studio XE2 with Update 4

To install the Hotfix:
  • Download this zip file to your computer.
  • Extract and install: Extract the zip file and run the contained setup.exe.
  • Install the FireMonkey-iOS.dmg disk image file:
    • Transfer the FireMonkey-iOS.dmg disk image file to the Mac.
    • On the Mac, double-click FireMonkey-iOS.dmg.
    • On the Mac, run the installer extracted from each package.
There is no uninstall required. If you previously installed the FireMonkey iOS tools, you should run the new installer for this Hotfix

May 16, 2012

Embarcadero Prism XE2.5 is now available - develop Windows 8 apps

Embarcadero Prism XE2.5

Embarcadero Prism XE2.5 is generally available today. This new version adds early support for creating Windows 8 applications, works with the beta of Visual Studio 11, and adds some interesting new language and compiler features.

Here is what you need to know about Prism XE2.5:

1. Develop apps for Windows 8 Metro

Developing Windows 8 Metro Applications Webinar

You can use Delphi and C++Builder XE2 today to build desktop apps that will run great on Windows 8. If you also want to start creating apps for Windows 8 Metro touch-based UI and the WinRT API, you can do that with new Prism XE2.5.

Attend this webinar on May 29th to learn how:

2. Do I get Prism XE2.5 with RAD Studio?

RAD Studio Prism Special Offer

If you buy RAD Studio XE2 now, it will include Prism XE2 and you can also get Prism XE2.5 at no extra cost.  If you buy network/AppWave licenses, Prism XE2.5 is included automatically. If you buy named/ESD licenses, just go to after you purchase to get your free XE2.5 license and download.

For Maintenance customers:
If you previously purchased RAD Studio or Prism with maintenance, you will get a notification this week to access Prism XE2.5. All-Access users will get it automatically with the next update in the coming weeks.

For XE2 customers not on maintenance:
Earlier purchasers of Prism and RAD Studio without a current maintenance contract do not get Prism XE2.5.
3. One more reason to move up from Delphi or C++Builder to RAD Studio for just $99*

RAD Studio Special Offer

This new version of Prism is one more reason for Delphi and C++Builder users to move up to RAD Studio for just $99 more (or similar international price). 

Learn more about the offer at and get the benefits of two IDEs for native Windows and Mac development (Delphi and C++Builder), the ability to create mobile and Web apps with RadPHP, plus new Prism XE2.5 for creating .NET and Windows 8 apps.

May 8, 2012

Mac Development for the Windows Developer Technical Workshops

Embarcadero will be hosting a series of Mac Development for the Windows Developer Technical Workshops. There will be both live local events around the world and a live online version for people who aren't able to attend one of the live events.

Register for the online version:

You can click here or the banner above to register for the online version which is coming May 23 and will run from 9:00AM to 3:00PM PDT (see this time in other time zones).  Register Now!

See it live in these cities:

You can also check the Embarcadero events page to see if more dates have been added.

Here's the agenda for the online version. The live versions mostly have a similar agenda but it varies by city so check the agenda separately if you're attending a local version.

09:00 to 09:15 - Welcome and Introduction
09:15 to 09:45 - RAD Studio XE2 overview
09:45 to 11:00 - FireMonkey: From basic principles into practice
    • FireMonkey Overview
    • FireMonkey Principles
11:00 to 11:30 - Coffee break
11:30 to 12:30 - What Visual Studio and Visual C++ developers gain from FireMonkey
    • Mac without FireMonkey (XCode/Cocoa application dismantled)
    • From Visual C++ to Mac
    • Using scalable ASP.NET web services with FireMonkey clients on Windows and Mac
    • Calling FireMonkey forms from .NET applications (Stephen Demo DLL/Dylib)
12:30 to 13:30 - Lunchtime
13:30 to 15:00 - FireMonkey in Action!
    • Applied FireMonkey
    • Native Mobile development with iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Register Now and hope to see you there!

May 6, 2012

Get RAD Studio for $99 special offer reminder

Just a reminder that if you buy or own Delphi XE2 or C++Builder XE2, you can get RAD Studio XE2 for just $99.

If you're considering buying or upgrading to RAD Studio this month, buying the combination of Delphi or C++Builder XE2 plus the $99 RAD Studio add-on is the best deal.

And of course if you already have Delphi XE2 or C++Builder XE2, you can just buy the RAD Studio upgrade for $99 (or similar price in other currencies) and end up with Delphi, C++Builder, Embarcadero Prism and RadPHP with all kinds of development choices.

One more thing. When you're buying the RAD Studio $99 upgrade, be sure to buy the edition that matches your Delphi or C++Builder XE2 product edition. If you you're buying the RAD Studio upgrade from Delphi XE2 Professional, you have to buy the RAD Studio XE2 Professional Special Upgrade.

If the editions don't match, you won't be able to register and use the RAD Studio product.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to get RAD Studio and be able to do web development with RadPHP, .NET development with Embarcadero Prism and have a choice of Delphi and C++ languages and libraries for your native VCL and FireMonkey Windows and Mac development.