C++Builder Product Editions

C++Builder is available in four editions – Community, Professional, Enterprise, and Architect.

C++Builder is also available as part of the RAD Studio development suite.

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

Features Community Professional Enterprise Architect
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Comprehensive VCL and FireMonkey component sets Limited
Library source code Limited
Build database apps with local/embedded connectivity
Build database apps with client/server connectivity
Enterprise Mobility Services (Developer License)
RAD Server (Single Site Deployment License)
DataSnap multi-tier SDK
SQL database tools
Data modeling tools
Commercial use license Limited use, commercial license Full Full Full
Access to earlier version licenses
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See the C++Builder full Feature Matrix (PDF) for a more detailed comparison


More About the C++Builder Product Editions

C++Builder Architect

Embarcadero® C++Builder® Architect is the fastest way to build and enhance fast, data-rich, connected, fast, and visually-engaging applications for Windows, Mac, Mobile, IoT, and more using our modern C++ compiler and libraries. Excellent database support and great tools for data modeling. If you’re new to the platform, the data and UI frameworks enable you to quickly and easily create reliable cross-platform or Windows-only multi-tier applications—with modern UI design and well-architected backends. Easily update for Windows 10 with new VCL controls, styles, and components for Universal Windows Platform services components.

C++Builder Architect


C++Builder Enterprise

C++Builder® Enterprise is the fastest C++ software development for ISVs and enterprise developers. Build client/server and n-tier 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 as well as a single site RAD Server Deployment License.

C++Builder Enterprise


C++Builder Professional

Embarcadero® C++Builder® Professional is the fastest way to build and update professional cross-platform, high-performance, data-rich, connected, visually engaging applications for Windows, Mac, Mobile, IoT and more using modern C++. If you're new to the platform, the data and UI frameworks enable you to quickly and easily create reliable cross-platform or Windows-only multi-tier applications - with modern UI design and solid-architecture backends. Easily update for Windows 10 with new VCL controls, styles, and components for Universal Windows Platform Services.

C++Builder Professional


C++Builder Community Edition

Embarcadero’s free C++Builder Community Edition is designed for freelance developers, startups and nonprofits with revenues under $5000 USD and allows them to easily design, code, debug, and deploy applications for iOS, Android, Windows and macOS from a single codebase with professional and integrated tools.

C++Builder Community Edition


C++Builder is in RAD Studio

C++Builder is also available as part of Embarcadero RAD Studio. Embarcadero® RAD Studio™ is the fastest way to build and update data-rich, hyper connected, visually engaging applications for Windows 10, Mac, Mobile, IoT and more using Object Pascal and C++. Quickly and easily update VCL and FMX applications to Windows 10 with the new Windows 10 VCL Controls, Styles, and Universal Windows Platform services components. RAD Studio includes Delphi, C++Builder and HTML5 Builder.

RAD Studio