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What’s new in RAD Studio 11 Alexandria?
Quality-Focused Release With New Tools and IDE Enhancements, Improved Usability, Performance and Stability
RAD Studio 11.2 includes support for the iOS Simulator platform on macOS ARM 64 for the Delphi language, migrates the Delphi Linux debugger to the LLDB technology, and adds some significant new features to the RAD Studio IDE, including Markdown support and a popular customer request to indicate inactive code in the code editor visually.
New features in version 11.2
DELPHI IOS SIMULATOR
RAD Studio 11.2 offers iOS Simulator support for the Delphi language, with the ability to generate iOS Simulator binaries for macOS devices running on ARM-64 (M1 or M2 CPUs). This enables developers to test their Delphi applications on different Apple devices and on multiple form factors using the iOS Simulator without the need to buy specific hardware.
RAD STUDIO GOT SUPPORT FOR ANDROID API LEVEL 32
The IDE targets Android API Level 32 (up from API level 30 in 11.1), which Google Play will require in November 2022. The installer has also been updated to offer the Eclipse Temurin JDK 11, required by the latest Android SDK tools.
LLDB FOR DELPHI FOR LINUX
Delphi’s Linux toolchain previously used GDB for debugging. 11.2 switches to LLDB, which provides a strong quality improvement both in features and in Delphi language syntax support. LLDB has been upgraded to version 12 and adopted for the iOS Simulator, along with the existing use of LLDB for C++ Win64 and Delphi macOS, iOS, and Android 64 platforms.
RESTORING XSLT TRANSFORMS FOR HELP INSIGHT
Help Insight now uses a VCL-based HTML display control. It generates the HTML by processing the XMLDoc data returned by the compiler with an XSL transformation, applying CSS styling for display. As in 10.3 and earlier versions, the XSLT and CSS files are customizable. This offers more readable details in terms of formatting and the ability for a user to change the content and layout.
INACTIVE CODE IN THE CODE EDITOR
It is common to have code conditionally compiled for specific platforms or other reasons. The Delphi code editor will now show inactive code – not compiled due to undefined macros – differently from code that is active and will be compiled. In the case of complex IFDEFs, this feature allows you to immediately spot the active code for the current platform and build configuration.
C++BUILDER CODE INSIGHT
RAD Studio 11.2 includes all of the enhancements already delivered in the special 11.1.5 C++ Code Insight update. Along with significant cquery improvements, the release offers the ability to better customize the LSP behaviour under the Tools Options dialogue, with the ability to restart the server when opening a new project, index only files in the editor or index all files in the project group.
ENHANCED EDITOR TABS
RAD Studio 11.2 adds some new features to editor tabs, including the ability to show in different colours the tab for files of different types (regular source code, files opened while debugging, configuration files, and so on). Custom colours can be turned off, such as for visual clarity reasons.
GETIT PACKAGE MANAGER
GetIt now allows you to filter by language (Delphi or C++). The new filter allows you to list only Delphi packages or only C++Builder packages, and it’s active if you are using RAD Studio.
WELCOME PAGE IMPROVEMENTS
We have restored the “New in GetIt” section on the Welcome page and improved the behaviour of the checkbox “Close Welcome screen when opening a new project”: the Welcome page is now restored when all projects are closed.
…AND MUCH MORE!
The 11.2 release also introduces many tooling, IDE and library improvements, including inactive code highlighting in the code editor, Delphi, VCL, FireMonkey and FireDAC libraries, enhanced editor tabs, the C++Builder Code Insight update, and improvements to the Welcome Page.
New features in version version 11.1
IMPROVED IDE AND USER EXPERIENCE
RAD Studio 11.1 builds on the milestone innovations introduced in version 11 Alexandria of RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder. The RAD Studio IDE is the primary focus of the 11.1 release, with the goal of further improving features introduced in recent versions.
RAD Studio 11.1 combines high-DPI support with improvements to remote desktop access for closer and more effective team collaboration. The high-DPI designers for VCL and FireMonkey and the styled VCL form designer have undergone improvements.
The GetIt Library Manager is enhanced with cached images and a reworked UI implementation. The Messages view now uses customized colours, while the new Welcome Page now offers background images and supports custom frames with a new Open Tools API.
According to Embarcadero Product Manager Marco Cantù, “The RAD Studio 11.1 release improves the performance and stability of the great features in 11.0, starting with the new High-DPI enabled IDE. On top of this, it delivers official support to operating systems released after 11.0 shipped: Windows 11, macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, and Android 12!”
IMPROVED CODE INSIGHT
Code Insight for both languages, Delphi and C++, is now improved. The C++ implementation has improved significantly in terms of quality and performance, while the Delphi LSP engine is also between 5 times and 30 times faster. Furthermore, when completing a declaration, type parameters are now visible.
RAD STUDIO GOT MORE POWERFUL COMPILERS AND DEBUGGERS
The stability and performance of Delphi and C++ compilers are improved. The Delphi macOS 64-bit ARM and Android 64-bit debuggers are now based on the LLDB debugger architecture, as already used for the Delphi iOS 64-bit debugger. As a result, Delphi debuggers for supported platforms are unified on this technology as part of the continuous commitment to quality improvement.
Embarcadero Chief Developer Advocate and Engineer Jim McKeeth say he is “the kind of person who gets excited about new features and big changes, but I also understand that the biggest impact in my daily productivity comes from quality improvements and performance enhancements. RAD Studio 11.1 takes all the new and exciting features of my favourite development tools and adds the quality and performance that makes each day I use it a little better than the one before”.
RICHER RTL, UI AND DATABASE LIBRARIES
Optimizations and quality improvements have been introduced to the core Delphi RTL in the 11.1 Release. There is also a new TURLStream class, a TStream descendant with support for async operations. Support for Windows 11 and Server 2022 in the TOSVersion data structure. FireMonkey has added quality improvements to TListView, along with improved Android SDK integration, TWebBrowser, Windows HighDPI-related issues, and performance. FireDAC has added Structure View integration and offers support for MariaDB 10.6, SQLite Encryption Extension (SEE), and new data types for Firebird 4. RAD Studio 11.1 also improves DataSnap quality and adds the ability to deploy a WebBroker application on Android.
RAD STUDIO GOT SUPERIOR INTEGRATION WITH AWS AND PYTHON
Since the 11 Alexandria release, Enterprise and Architect customers have gotten a preview of the new AWS SDK for Delphi (licensed from Appercept). Embarcadero also extends the reach of their Delphi UI libraries to Python developers with new free libraries and also improves the integration of Python libraries in RAD Studio applications.
With all these improvements to a landmark core release, Embarcadero General Manager Kyle Wheeler says the company is “excited to bring this release to market as a continuing focus on quality improvements that build on the major work done for version 11. 2022 is shaping up to be another great year for Embarcadero and RAD Studio and our amazing community”.
New features in version 11 Alexandria
Many VCL components updated to new features in the Windows API:
KEY FIREMONKEY PLATFORM ENHANCEMENTS
TARGET PLATFORMS AND COMPILERS
KEY RUN-TIME LIBRARY ENHANCEMENTS AND MORE
ENHANCED DELPHI CODE INSIGHT WITH LSP
This release includes specific fixes for over 650 issues reported by customers on Quality Portal (QP), plus over 110 new features requested by customers on the same portal (Notice that QP synchronization is not immediate)
Product trials for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 11 are now available, and the updated product builds are live in the online store. Customers on Update Subscription can download and install RAD Studio 11 today using their existing license and will receive an email announcing the new release availability. Downloads are available for download in the new customers portal at my.embarcadero.com.
Upgrade campaign -Upgrade your old Delphi C++Builder and RAD Studio licenses
Upgrades are back for a short time and you might be eligible!
Are you still working with an earlier version of RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder or have an even older license sitting on the shelf?
Until February 28, 2023, existing customers will receive a discount off the full price. If multiple licenses are upgraded at the same time, you’ll get even better tiered pricing.
Each new license includes a perpetual license, including one year update subscription for maintenance and support. The Update Subscription can be extended to multiple years, and you will also benefit from the respective discount.
The offers are valid for Named User licenses as well as Network Named and Concurrent licenses. You can purchase RAD Studio/Delphi/C++Builder via our webshop, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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RAD STUDIO INCLUDES
The fastest way to build native apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Linux.
Multi-device C++ development for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
- InterBase Developer Edition and InterBase ToGo
InterBase Developer Edition provides developers with the best cross-platform database to build and test database applications for embedded and SME applications.
Database for Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS
- 3-Party components
- FastReport VCL 4-RAD edition och FireMonkey edition
- TeeChart Standard
- CodeSite Express
- AQtime Standard
- Beyond Compare Tect Compore
RAD Studio 11 Alexandria
Minimum Hardware Requirements
Operating System Requirements
You can also install RAD Studio on a virtual machine running one of the supported versions of Windows in a non-Windows environment (e.g., macOS). To develop FireMonkey projects, your virtualization software must provide direct access to the host GPU.
Requirements for Supported Target Platforms
64-bit Windows – PCs and tablets with Intel/AMD processors running any of the following versions of Windows
OS X – An Intel-based Mac with more than 2 GiB of RAM running any of the following versions of macOS:
iOS – An iOS device running any of the following versions of iOS:
All requirements for macOS support
Android – An Android device that runs on Arch64 processors or ARMv7 processors with NEON support.
Linux (Delphi only) – 64-bit Linux running any of the following distributions:
The JRE is installed automatically if you install support for the Android target platform.
For details about additional software, see Third Party Software Add-Ins.
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