C++Builder XE8 Product Editions

C++Builder XE8 is available in five editions – Starter, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate and Architect. C++Builder XE8 is also available as part of the RAD Studio XE8 development suite.

Choose the C++Builder edition that's right for you

Develop 32-bit Windows apps          
Develop 64-bit Windows apps        
Develop Universal 32-bit and 64-bit iOS apps Optional      
Develop Android apps including Lollipop Optional      
Develop OS X apps        
Develop iOS and Android apps Optional      
Comprehensive VCL and FireMonkey component sets Limited        
Library source code        
Build database apps with local/embedded connectivity        
Build database apps with client/server connectivity Optional*      
Enterprise Mobility Services1 (Developer License) Optional*      
DataSnap multi-tier SDK      
SQL database tools  
Data modeling tools  
Commercial use license Limited Full Full Full Full
Access to earlier version licenses        

*Requires FireDAC Client/Server Add-On Pack for C++Builder XE8 Professional

1Additional per user deployment fee required

See the C++Builder full Feature Matrix (PDF) for a more detailed comparison.

More about the C++Builder product editions

C++Builder XE8 Professional

C++Builder® XE8 Professional is the C++ solution for rapidly building connected apps for Windows and OS X. Deliver modern apps faster by targeting multiple platforms from a single development project with the full power of the Standard C++ language.

Mobile Add-On Pack for C++Builder XE8 Professional

The Mobile Add-On Pack for C++Builder XE8 Professional extends C++Builder XE8 Professional to create connected mobile applications for Android and iOS from a single C++ codebase.

FireDAC Client/Server Add-On Pack for C++Builder XE8 Professional

The FireDAC Client/Server Add-On Pack enables client/server database connectivity and support for additional enterprise databases in C++Builder XE8 Professional. With its powerful universal architecture, FireDAC enables direct access from your applications to Oracle, SQL Server, InterBase, DB2, Firebird, SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Anywhere, Advantage DB, Access, Informix, and more.

C++Builder XE8 Enterprise

C++Builder® XE8 Enterprise is the C++ solution for ISVs and enterprise developers. Build client/server and n-tier, connected apps that connect to a wide array of enterprise database and cloud platforms including Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, Sybase, InterBase, Amazon and Microsoft Azure. C++Builder Enterprise includes everything in the Professional edition, plus enterprise data connectivity with DataSnap SDK and includes an Enterprise Mobility Services Developer License.

C++Builder XE8 Ultimate

C++Builder® XE8 Ultimate is the multi-device, standards-based C++ solution designed for software developers and teams building, managing, and tuning database-intensive, connected apps with enterprise database systems. C++Builder Ultimate includes everything in Enterprise edition plus DB PowerStudio® Developer Edition SQL development, database change management, SQL profiling, and SQL tuning tools.

C++Builder XE8 Architect

C++Builder® XE8 Architect is the multi-device, standards-based C++ solution designed for enterprises to create true native apps for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, gadgets, and wearables that integrate with enterprise database systems. C++Builder Architect provides visual data modeling with ER/Studio Developer Edition to help developers get the most value out of enterprise databases and data structures.

C++Builder XE8 Starter

C++Builder® XE8 Starter is a great way to get started building high-performance C++ apps for Windows. C++Builder Starter includes a streamlined IDE, code editor, 32-bit compiler, integrated debugger, two-way visual designers to speed development, hundreds of visual components, and a limited commercial use license. Database components and drivers are not included.

See the C++Builder Starter page for more information and additional FAQs.

C++Builder in Embarcadero RAD Studio XE8

C++Builder XE8 is also available as part of Embarcadero RAD Studio. RAD Studio XE8 is the complete software development solution for building connected applications for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, gadgets, and wearables from a single codebase. RAD Studio includes Delphi, C++Builder and HTML5 Builder.

C++Builder in Embarcadero All-Access XE

If you're interested in C++Builder, in combination with additional Embarcadero development tools and a complete range of database design, management and performance tools, Embarcadero All-Access is the solution for you. Embarcadero All-Access XE provides all the application development and database tools you need – when you need them. It's the easiest to use 'toolbox' solution for any size team of developers, architects, performance testers, and DBAs. All-Access is ideal for both large enterprise teams working on a wide range of technologies; and for smaller teams, consultants, and individuals who find their time split across the software development life cycle.

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