RAD Studio includes hundreds of components for everything from creating user interfaces to database connectivity, making it fast and easy to build connected business applications for desktop and mobile platforms. In addition to the included VCL and FireMonkey components, a broad range of tools and components are available from the Delphi and C++Builder community.
RAD Studio XE8 is a total package for developing multi-platform apps.
Ludo Stroetenga Lead Developer, Stroetenga Design
The All New GetIt Package Manager
With the all new GetIt Package Manager you can future proof your app by browsing, downloading, and integrating new components, right from the IDE! Starting with the updated TurboPack for XE8, all kinds of new components will be added to GetIt. Check back often for new components, libraries, add-ons, and plug-ins.
Tools and Components from Embarcadero Technology Partners
One of the key benefits of RAD Studio is the large ecosystem of third party tool and component builders who extend the capabilities of our products. We're pleased to support and work with these companies who support RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder. For detailed lists of tools and components compatible with RAD Studio, see:
RAD Studio XE7 includes special editions of popular tools and components from Embarcadero Technology Partners at no extra cost - enabling you to do more than ever before. Bundled tools vary by edition. See feature matrix for further details.
Quickly design and generate reports with FastReport
Generate reports quickly and efficiently with FastReport® RAD Edition. FastReport provides all the necessary tools to develop reports, including a visual report designer, a reporting core, and a preview window. Report Design Features include multiple report pages, bands, footers and headers. Report objects include text, HTML, RTF, multiple images formats, charts, barcodes and more. Export to PDF, RTF, HTML, TXT, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, EMF, and CSV. Convert from Quick Reports, Rave Reports, and Report Builder. Learn more >
Embed a high performance database in your multi-device RAD Studio apps
InterBase is a full-featured, high performance and scalable relational database for software developers who are looking to embed a low cost, zero-admin, lightweight database into applications on Android, iOS, Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris. With InterBase you get powerful security, disaster recovery and journaling and support for popular database drivers for increased deployment flexibility. RAD Studio includes a free developer edition of InterBase for Android, iOS, Windows and OS X. You also get a royalty free unlimited deployment license for the IBLite embeddable database for Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS. Learn more about InterBase >
Incorporate graphs and charts using TeeChart
TeeChart Standard is the leading charting and graphing component library set offering a variety of graph styles for data visualization with mathematical, statistical and financial functions and 12 Palette components. TeeChart Standard for Delphi and C++Builder is the leading charting and graphing component set, offering a variety of graph styles with mathematical and statistical functions.
With new TeeChart FMX Lite, you also gain charting capabilities for your FireMonkey applications. If you need component source code or additional features, Steema also offers other product editions. Learn more about TeeChart at steema.com >
Build Web application with IntraWeb
IntraWeb provides a framework that allows Delphi developers to leverage their existing skills to build robust, full-featured, AJAX-enabled web applications – including support for Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 -- without having to master the variety of web-based technologies. The included version of IntraWeb has a 20 minute timeout. The Ultimate Edition is available from Atozed, which adds increased security features, source code and removes limitations. Learn more about IntraWeb at atozed.com >
Compare files with Beyond Compare
Beyond Compare Text Compare gives you a rich interface for comparing the content of files and understanding the differences that happen between versions of files. Beyond Compare Text Compare integrates into the RAD Studio IDE and supplements the History View. An expanded version of Beyond Compare which includes folder compare features and FTP support is available from Scooter Software. Learn more about Beyond Compare at Scooter Software >
Ensure high performance with AQtime
AQtime is an award-winning performance profiling and memory and resource debugging toolset for Microsoft, Embarcadero, Intel, Compaq and GNU compilers. AQTime Standard is directly integrated into the RAD Studio XE IDE and adds a number of profilers that can be used to profile not just performance, but also memory and resource usage, code coverage, unused units, and more. You can start using AQtime on open projects, which is an ad-hoc approach, or you can start by creating a new AQtime Project first (as the first project of a project group), to enable profiling for the entire project group. Learn more about AQtime and upgrading to AQtime Pro >
Locate problems more quickly with CodeSite
CodeSite Express Edition 5.1.1 is available for RAD Studio XE7 users and is automatically integrated into the IDE. CodeSite is a logging system that will help RAD Studio developers to produce log files or live logging in log viewers that can be very helpful when tracking down errors or other issues in your applications.
Add a professional look with glyFX Icon Library
The glyFX Icon Library – CodeGear Edition is a selection of high quality toolbar images that will give your application an instant facelift with a modern look and feel. The included edition includes over 100 images, ranging from database, networking, multimedia to word processing and business. Each image is provided in various sizes and in 3 states (normal, hot & disabled). All icons are supplied in 24bit BMP format, and some also include 32bit PNG versions.
Get a jump start on component-based internet development with IP*Works!
IP*Works! eliminates the complexity of Internet development providing easy-to-use, programmable components that facilitate tasks such as sending email, transferring files, managing networks, browsing the web, and consuming web services. IP*Works! enables rapid integration of any major Internet communications protocol or technology including: FTP, HTTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, LDAP, DNS, RSS, SMPP(SMS), XMPP (Jabber), SOAP, WebDav, and more!