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C++Builder Product Editions

Use best-in-class libraries and visual design to build Windows apps fast!

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:



Suited for individual developers or early-stage startups with limited revenue

Pro Term License

Subscription offering for individual developers or small teams building desktop and mobile apps


Suited for individual developers and small teams building desktop and mobile apps


Suited for development teams building client/server or multi-tier apps, REST services, and similar


Suited for enterprise teams building database, cloud, or web-enabled apps
License Type Limited Commercial Use Annual License Perpetual License Perpetual License Perpetual License
Build native Windows Applications with High-Performance UI Framework and Components (VCL)
Run-Time Library source code Limited Use
Connect to local databases and build data-aware applications with support for multiple data sources with FireDAC
Build connected apps with support for remote and enterprise data sources with FireDAC
InterBase Embedded Database
IBLite Mobile Deployment

IBLite Mobile Deployment

IBLite Mobile Deployment

IBToGo Mobile Deployment

IBToGo Mobile Deployment
Build your REST web services on Windows with RAD Server
Development tools and Single Server Site

Development tools and Deployment to Multiple Server Sites
Database Development and Management
Ext JS Web Development Framework (Pro)
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More About the C++Builder Product Editions

C++Builder Architect

Architect Edition is the superior choice when you need to build and update data-rich, hyper-connected, visually engaging C++ applications for Windows, iOS, IoT and more.

Includes Aqua Data Studio database development productivity tool license, Sencha Ext JS Professional license, multi-site RAD Server deployment license, and InterBase ToGo for mobile license.

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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

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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. The included InterBase ToGO license offers encrypted, embedded database capabilities to your applications.

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

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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 Developer edition and IBLite for local and embedded database capabilities.

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

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C++Builder is in RAD Studio

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