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RAD Studio XE6

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Embarcadero RAD Studio XE6 is a comprehensive toolset for creating Windows, Mac, web and mobile applications. Use Delphi to rapidly create 32-bit and 64-bit native Windows, Mac, iOS and Android apps. Take advantage of C++Builder to create standards-based C++ applications for Windows and Mac from the same codebase and use HTML5 Builder to deliver web and mobile apps using a single HTML5, CSS, PHP and JavaScript codebase. RAD Studio XE6 comes with all the features you'd expect from a powerful Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool including fast compilers, advanced debugging and refactoring tools, a powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with time saving tools, support for local and client/server databases and a Visual Component Library (VCL) with easy to use drag and drop components.

Product Variants

Professional, Named User Licence - ESD


Professional, Named User Upgrade for registered owners of RAD, Del or C++ XE2-XE5 (Pro/Ent)*Restrictions Apply* - ESD


Enterprise, Named User Licence - ESD


Enterprise, Named User Upgrade for registered owners of RAD, Del or C++ XE2-XE5 (Pro/Ent/Ult/Arch)*Restrictions Apply* - ESD


Architect, Named User Licence - ESD


Architect, Named User Upgrade for registered owners of RAD, Del or C++ XE2-XE5 (Ent/Ult/Arch)*Restrictions Apply* - ESD


Ultimate, Named User Licence - ESD


Ultimate, Named User Upgrade for registered owners of RAD, Del or C++ XE2-XE5 (Ent/Ult/Arch)*Restrictions Apply* - ESD


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What's new in RAD Studio XE6

Application tethering components

Extend your existing Windows desktop applications to mobile without having to port your Windows application. Pick the features that make sense on mobile and easily interact with your existing Windows applications.

Taskbar component

Component for presenting previews of multiple windows that are selectable in your app with button controls within the previews. Get automatic or custom previews and show progress in the taskbar button for your application.

Cloud Service (BaaS) integration with components for Kinvey and Parse

Integrate with leading Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) providers to add powerful back-end services to your mobile applications without having to build and maintain backend infrastructure. You get easy access to common services in the cloud without having to build or maintain the backend services yourself.

  • Use push notifications to engage your users on any device or platform
  • Access data and object storage in the cloud
  • User authentication
  • Supports the most popular BaaS providers, Kinvey and Parse, with a common API component set.

New VCL styles

Give your applications an updated Windows or custom look:

  • Includes a Windows tablet style
  • Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8 styling
  • Fully style your applications now including menus and borders
  • New contemporary mobile influenced desktop styles.

VCL sensor components

Sensors are everywhere, even for Windows users with new Windows tablets like the Surface Pro. Now your Delphi apps can add location, movement and other features. Access device sensors including accelerometer, GPS and gyroscope functionality.

In app purchase and in app advertising

Mobile apps are a revenue generating opportunity for application developers. Now you can monetise your mobile apps by integrating in app purchase functionality and advertising. Supports the top ad networks (Google AdMob and Apple iAd).

Create apps for Google Glass

Create Android apps that run on Google Glass. Get started quickly with the Google Glass device designer template.


Make your applications easier to use for more users, including those using screen reader software. Features new accessibility features for FMX desktop applications and supports JAWS on Windows and VoiceOver on Mac OS X.

Quality, performance and stability

Get the best development experience and deliver the best user experience for your users. Includes over 2,000 quality enhancements and increased overall application runtime performance on all platforms.

Build Android apps with C++

Adds Android as a target platform for your apps in addition to Windows, Mac OS X and iOS: create mobile apps from a single codebase and run apps in the emulator/on ARM-based Android devices.

C++ package support for 64-bit Windows

Now you can fully port your 32-bit apps including packages to 64-bit by putting components into a shared library (DLL).

Find definition and find references

For C++ on Win64, iOS and Android, find all references to a selected item across your entire project.

Which edition is right for you?


RAD Studio XE6 Professional includes the following capabilities:

  • Embarcadero Delphi XE6 including compilers for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android
  • Embarcadero C++Builder XE6 including compilers for Windows and Mac OS X
  • HTML5 Builder for visual development of web and mobile apps using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript
  • High productivity integrated visual development environment (IDE) with UI designers, code editor, Code Insight, build and debugging tools
  • Advanced IDE features and bundled tools
  • FireMonkey rich application platform for Windows/Mac/iOS with Windows 8 style Metropolis theme
  • Local and embedded database connectivity for InterBase, SQLite and MySQL
  • Cloud computing capabilities supporting Amazon and Windows Azure
  • Access to some earlier version licenses (Delphi 7, 2007-XE5, C++Builder 6, 2007-XE5).


RAD Studio XE6 Enterprise includes everything in the Professional edition, plus:

  • Database client/server support for SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, DB2, Informix, InterBase, ODBC and more
  • DataSnap n-tier middleware for building multi-tier applications.


RAD Studio XE6 Ultimate includes all the functionality of the Enterprise edition and adds:

  • DB PowerStudio Developer Edition - for fast SQL database development, database change management, SQL profiling and SQL tuning.


The most advanced edition of RAD Studio, RAD Studio XE6 Architect is designed for creating data-intensive applications for large databases. RAD Studio XE6 Architect includes everything in the Professional and Enterprise editions, plus:

  • ER/Studio Developer Edition – helps to reverse engineer, understand and thus optimise databases. Generate database code from models designed in ER/Studio and create models from information extracted from databases and script files.
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