January 10, 2022
New Free VCL And FMX Python Modules Bring The Power And Flexibility of Delphi's GUI Frameworks to Python Developers
Embarcadero Technologies has released a compilation of free VCL and FMX libraries for Python. The DelphiVCL and DelphiFMX libraries for Python are a set of Python modules that put the robust and mature VCL and FireMonkey (FMX) GUI libraries in the hands of Python developers.
DelphiVCL for Python is focused on native Windows development and employs the Windows-only VCL framework, while DelphiFMX for Python employs the cross-platform FireMonkey framework and brings a powerful flexible GUI framework to Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android.
Although knowledge of Delphi is a big advantage when working with these libraries, using the VCL and FMX libraries for Python development does not require previous knowledge of Delphi.
VCL and FireMonkey(FMX) are mature GUI libraries used by thousands of Delphi and C++Builder developers around the world. GUI development is one area where Delphi’s quarter-century of experience brings tremendous benefits to Python developers.
The libraries are built with the same open-source Python4Delphi library that powers the popular PyScripter Python IDE.
Where To Find The Libraries
DelphiVCL Python Module
The Visual Component Library (VCL) is a key part of Delphi’s state-of-the-art user interface support. It contains most native Windows controls, and controls with additional features and functionality. The DelphiVCL Python module supports Windows application development with Python.
DelphiFMX Python Module
FireMonkey (FMX) is Delphi’s cross-platform GUI library. It takes advantage of GPU hardware acceleration using OpenGL or DirectX to create slick, modern, and high-performance user interfaces. The DelphiFMX Python module supports Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android development with Python.
Both modules are freely available via GitHub or the PIP Python Package Manager
pip install delphivcl
pip install delphifmx
How to Find Out More
About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero builds tools that solve productivity problems for application developers. The company's products allow users to design, build, and run applications from a single code base across all platforms. Ninety of the Fortune 100 companies and a community of more than three million C++ and Delphi users worldwide rely on Embarcadero's award-winning products to deliver critical enterprise applications. Embarcadero is a division of Idera, Inc.
To learn more, visit https://www.embarcadero.com