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What's new in Delphi XE2

Delphi XE2 offers exciting new functionality giving you the ability to build highly visual, business applications for Windows, Mac and iOS. New Windows 64-bit support throughout, FireMonkey, new VCL styles, live data bindings, expanded database connectivity, and much more.

Build 64-bit Windows applications

Now you can create 64-bit Windows applications with Delphi to take advantage of the latest hardware, access more memory, and push the envelope of performance. All Windows technologies are 64-bit enabled included FireMonkey, VCL, RTL, the Delphi compiler and debugger streamlining the migration of existing VCL applications to 64-bit.


Deliver rich applications to Windows, Mac and mobile

Delphi XE2 with the new FireMonkey application platform enables you to compile natively to Windows, Mac and iOS. Your applications take full advantage of the power and speed of the CPU and GPU.


Create visually stunning and interactive applications

Quickly build FireMonkey applications that are visually spectacular, highly interactive and data rich for PCs, Macs and mobile devices. Deliver rich business applications that engage your users with an immersive, interesting, and interactive application experience.


Bring new style to your VCL applications

Delphi XE2 introduces VCL Styles, enabling you to apply a custom look and feel to your VCL applications. Styles are applied to your existing components and UI elements so it's easy to get a new look without swapping out components. Choose from the included, professionally designed styles or use the VCL Style Designer to customize or create your own.


Put your data and logic in the cloud

Delphi XE2 includes expanded cloud computing integration with new data and deployment options. The included cloud API supports data storage and access to blobs, message queues and tables on Windows Azure as well as Amazon Simple Queue Services, Simple DB, and Simple Storage Service. Use the new Deployment Manager to deploy your applications to both Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Windows Azure.


Connect everywhere

Delphi XE2's dbExpress delivers new connectivity options with support for InterBase XE, FireBird 2.5, SQL Anywhere 12 and ODBC giving you more database choices than ever. New DataSnap mobile connectors allow you to build Mobile clients for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone (using Xcode, Eclipse, and Visual Studio mobile development tools) that connect seamlessly with your Delphi DataSnap servers.


Data-aware UIs and beyond – visualize live data

Delphi's new LiveBindings let you connect any data source to any VCL or FireMonkey user interface or graphic element. LiveBindings give you the power and creative freedom to present data to users in more intuitive and interactive ways. LiveBindings also include expressions giving you incredible power and flexibility to build "dynamically" calculated and updated bindings.


Work smarter and faster with an expanded developer toolbox

Delphi XE2 includes both new and updated integrated tools to help you get your job done faster. Delphi XE2 now includes FastReport for quickly designing and generating reports; and Documentation Insight, an integrated live source code documentation tool. XE2 also includes 64-bit versions of TeeChart, IBX, InstallAware, IP*Works, AQtime, FinalBuilder, IntraWeb and Indy.

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"Delphi XE2 is with no doubt the most important Delphi release in its entire history. This is simply awesome!"

– Boian Mitov