Is it possible to connect to InterBase from a Delphi app without using the BDE?

By: Borland Staff

Abstract: Various options to connect to InterBase without using BDE

For performance reasons, some customers would like to avoid using the BDE 
or ODBC to connect to InterBase from thier Delphi or C++Builder
apps. Is this possible?

Yes, it is possible to program directly to the InterBase API using C or C++ 
(API = Application Program Interface) Please refer to the Programmer's Guide
in the InterBase documentation.

There are also two third-party libraries available for download from our website, 
that were designed for this purpose. 

Greg Deatz' FreeIBComponents ( ) 
is a Delphi add-on which directly accesses the InterBase API. 

With Jason Wharton's IB Objects ( ) 
"you can eliminate both the BDE and ODBC from your applications. Access will be 
direct to the InterBase API."

As of Delphi 5 and C++ Builder 5 you can also you InterBase Express (IBX).

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