C++Builder Product Editions

C++Builder is available in four editions – Starter, 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

Starter Pro Enterprise Architect
Develop 32-bit Windows apps
Develop 64-bit Windows apps
Develop Universal 32-bit and 64-bit iOS apps Optional
Develop Android apps including Marshmallow Optional
Develop OS X apps
Develop iOS and Android apps Optional
Comprehensive VCL and FireMonkey component sets Limited
Library source code
Build database apps with local/embedded connectivity
Build database apps with client/server connectivity Optional*
Enterprise Mobility Services1 (Developer License) Optional*
DataSnap multi-tier SDK
SQL database tools
Data modeling tools
Commercial use license Limited Full Full Full
Access to earlier version licenses

*Requires FireDAC Client/Server Add-On Pack for C++Builder Professional
1Additional per user deployment fee required

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 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.


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.


MOBILE ADD-ON PACK FOR C++BUILDER PROFESSIONAL

The Mobile Add-On Pack extends C++Builder Professional so that you can easily create connected mobile applications for Android and iOS—all from a single C++ codebase. A C++Builder Professional license is required.


FIREDAC CLIENT/SERVER PACK FOR C++BUILDER PROFESSIONAL

The FireDAC Client/Server Add-On Pack enables client/server database connectivity and support for additional enterprise databases in C++Builder Professional. With its powerful universal architecture FireDAC enables direct access from your applications to Oracle, SQL Server, InterBase, DB2, Firebird, SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Anywhere, Advantage DB, Access, Informix, and more. Includes an Enterprise Mobility Services Developer License. A C++Builder Professional license is required.


C++BUILDER STARTER EDITION

C++Builder® Starter is a great way to start building high-performance C++ apps for Windows. C++Builder Starter includes a streamlined IDE, code editor, dynamically loadable custom C++ 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft ISAPI modules, integrated debugger, two-way visual designers to speed development, hundreds of visual components, and a limited commercial use license. Database components and drivers are not included with this edition.


C++BUILDER UPGRADE FROM STARTER

C++Builder Starter edition users are eligible for a discount when upgrading to any other edition.

Upgrade Eligibility: 
Available to registered users of XE6-10 Seattle versions of C++Builder Starter Edition.


EMBARCADERO DEVELOPER TOOLS MEDIA KIT

The Embarcadero Developer Tools Media Kit is a backup DVD for customers who have also purchased the electronically-downloadable versions of the Embarcadero Developer Tools. This includes RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder. The Media Kit does not include a serial number, which is required for product installation. Use the serial number provided with the electronically-downloadable version to reinstall the product from this DVD.

The Embarcadero Developer Tools Media Kit is available on DVD which is shipped within 3-5 business days.