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 Deployment License Single Site Multi Site
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 superior choice when you need to build and update data-rich, hyper connected, visually engaging applications for Windows 10, macOS, mobile, IoT and more. Choose Architect edition for unlimited possibilities.

C++Builder Architect takes your enterprise and database apps to a new level with the included ER/Studio Developer Edition database modeling and design capabilities. ER/Studio's round-trip engineering capabilities, including database reverse-engineering, provide developers with important physical data models in seconds.

C++Builder Architect edition includes all Enterprise and Professional edition capabilities plus a RAD Server multi-site deployment license and advanced data modeling and design.

C++Builder Architect


C++Builder Enterprise

C++Builder Enterprise Edition is our most popular edition for building client/server applications for mobile and desktop platforms! Choose Enterprise Edition to create services-based applications and when you need remote database connectivity capabilities.

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 FireDAC, a high performance data access library for developing multi-device applications connected to enterprise databases.

Enterprise Edition also includes all Professional Edition capabilities plus a RAD Server single-site deployment license ($5000 value), DataSnap, and FireDAC data access libraries.

C++Builder Enterprise


C++Builder Professional

C++Builder Professional is the fastest way to build and update data-rich, hyper connected, visually engaging applications for Windows, Mac, Mobile, IoT and more using 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.

C++Builder Professional includes InterBase 2017 Developer edition and IBLite 2017 for local and embedded database capabilities.

Choose C++Builder Professional and start designing and developing multi-device apps today!

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. Frequently Asked Questions

C++Builder Community Edition


C++Builder is in RAD Studio

C++Builder is also available as part of Embarcadero’s RAD Studio. RAD Studio includes Delphi, C++Builder and HTML5 Builder.

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