New Features in RAD Studio 12
Target The Latest Platform Versions!
RAD Studio 12 offers official support for iOS 17 (for Delphi only), Android 14, and macOS Sonoma. RAD Studio 12 also supports Ubuntu 22 LTS and Windows Server 2022.
Visual Assist Integration for C++Builder IDE
Visual Assist integration provides best-in-class code completion, code navigation and rename refactoring for C++ code; an amazing productivity boost
Multiline String Literals for Delphi Source Code
Multiline string literals enable easier embedding of SQL, HTML, JSON, XML multi-line text within an application source code
SKIA Support for UI Design in FireMonkey
New foundation improves performance and quality in rendering graphics and UI controls across all target platforms
Improved Mobile Design with FireMonkey Enhancements
Improvements to Android platform support, split-screen iOS and Android panes, full-set icon and splash screen wizard, support for Android API level 33
Modernized VCL with Reworked MDI and Tabbed UI for VCL
Improved application modernization with support for HighDPI and new VCL designers originating from Konopka Signature VCL Controls
More Windows APIs Ready to Use in Object Pascal
Comprehensive set of all Windows API headers converted to Object Pascal, to make it easier for Delphi developers to call any Windows platform API
Modernized C++ Compilers and Toolchain
Preview of the new Clang-based C++ compiler for Win64, supporting the latest C++ standards, integrating better with external libraries and C++ code
QBE Support in FireDAC,
New JSON Wizard for Delphi
Query-by-Example available in FireDAC. JSON data mapping wizard to generate classes matching JSON data structure, map data to objects like XML and stream out to new file
Improved Application Security Through SQL Restrictions
Deeper application security through restrictions on SQL commands, blocks on multiple commands and SQL changes
Support for Smart IDs in RAD Server
More powerful and flexible hosted REST APIs with new smart IDs (Sqids). Better performance, data paging improvements, better session authentication.
What Else Does RAD Studio 12 Deliver?
Use RAD Studio on 4k+ Screens!
RAD Studio 12 offers high-DPI support to the IDE, enabling developers to work on larger, high-resolution screens. Full support for the latest 4k+ high-resolution monitors improves daily developer activities with cleaner, sharper fonts and icons, and high-resolution support throughout the IDE windows, including in the VCL and FMX form designers and code editor.
Target Windows 11
Official support for Windows 11 provisioning with integrated MSIX generation. WebBrowser component for Windows, with support for both the IE ActiveX and the new Microsoft WebView 2 control (Chromium-based Edge). Enhanced VCL Form Designer to visually build native Windows applications, with live snap-to hints and layout guidelines. Enhanced Delphi and C++ RTL for 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows.
Use VCL Styles at Design Time!
VCL Styles now provides design-time support: Prototype stylish UIs even faster by seeing immediately at design-time how your styled forms and controls will look when running. Viewing at design time how styles will impact the UI at runtime improves the design and testing process for modern UIs. Creating better UIs faster is especially useful when working with per-control styles.
Deploy on M-Series Apple Silicon!
Compile for macOS (M-series Apple Silicon) and use the new universal package for AppStore submission. You can now compile for both existing Intel and new M-series macOS processors (Apple Silicon). Compiling for the newest processor versions enables the fastest performance across all platforms, and supports universal packaging for the macOS app store.
Improved Remote Desktop Support for VCL and IDE, helping developers working remotely from the office. Enhanced debugging for remote and local 64-bit Windows applications and macOS 64-bit applications (Intel and ARM). Enhanced remote desktop support boosts your team's efficiency and improves your bottom line.
Use Biometric Authentication!
RAD Studio 12 offers a new Mobile Biometric Authentication component for FireMonkey mobile applications
Deploy Embedded InterBase Dev Edition!
RAD Studio 12 ships with the recently released InterBase 2020 Update 5 Developer edition and IBLite/ToGo edition