Preparing for C++Builder 2007

By: Nick Hodges

Abstract: C++Builder 2007 will require that a number of pre-requisites be installed on your development machine. This article will get you started on installing them.

Hopefully by now you’ve heard that we here at CodeGear are releasing a new version of C++Builder aimed totally and specifically at you C++ developers – C++Builder 2007 . We know that C++developers are a critical part of our customer base, and so we wanted to do a release aimed directly at you guys and you guys alone. C++Builder 2007 provides support for Microsoft Vista, a new Build engine that takes advantage of MSBuild, AJAX support in building web applications, a new database framework that works with your existing applications and the latest popular RDBMSs, and countless quality and performance enhancements that should make C++Builder 2007 the new ‘goto” version of C++Builder.

C++Builder requires that a number of pre-requisites be installed on your machine. Some of you may be so anxious that you want to get your machines all ready for installing C++Builder 2007. Well, here is what you’ll need:



Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package

The IDE relies on the .Net 2.0 Framework for things like MSBuild and other essential services

.NET Framework 2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK)

The product relies on the SDK for essential services like the HelpViewer.

Microsoft Visual J# Version 2.0 Redistributable Package

This is required for much of the Together functionality in the IDE

Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8

Required by the dbGo components

Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0

Required by the Welcome page and other XML processing services in the IDE

The installer for C++Builder 2007 will check for the presence of these pre-requisites, and if they aren’t present, will download and install them for you. But if you want to get a jump on things, you can use the information above to download and install any or all of these items to get your machine ready for C++Builder 2007.

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