5 Steps to Prepare for Windows 10 Today with RAD Studio XE8

By: Tim DelChiaro

Abstract: Use the RAD Studio XE8, Delphi XE8, and C++Builder XE8 IDEs today with the current Windows 10 preview to build and deploy both 32-bit and 64-bit apps

 
   

5 Steps to Prepare for Windows 10 Today!

We’ve worked hard to get RAD Studio ready for Windows 10 so your apps and architecture will be ready for the biggest release in the history of Windows. Use the RAD Studio XE8, Delphi XE8, and C++Builder XE8 IDEs today with the current Windows 10 preview to build and deploy both 32-bit and 64-bit apps.
 

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Join the Windows Insider Program
    Getting access to the Windows 10 preview requires signing up for Microsoft’s Windows Insider program. Once you sign in you can download the ISO and get started with your installation.
     
  2. Download and install the latest Windows 10 build
    Now that you have access to the ISO and an Insider account, it’s time to get Windows 10 installed. There are several ways to do this onto an existing machine but a virtual machine is the recommended approach. Both VMware and Parallels support Windows 10 instances. In fact, Parallels provides a button that will download and install the ISO for you automatically.
     
  3. Install RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder XE8 (trial or purchased) on Windows 10
    Nothing different here. It’s a standard install.
     
  4. Update existing apps with a new VCL Style
    Go grab the new Windows 10 style for VCL apps to give your existing apps the modern look and feel. Apply it through the VCL Style Designer.
     
  5. Build, debug, and deploy for testing
    Again, nothing different here. The RAD Studio XE8 IDE has been thoroughly tested by Embarcadero QA and the Windows 32-bit and 64-bit apps as well. You are ready to go with XE8 to start building and testing your Windows 10 apps.
     

Check out even more Windows 10 resources, including how to get an additional XE8 license instance.

Click here for more info on the Bonus Pack software with purchase of RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder XE8
 

"RAD Studio XE8 is a true multi-platform development tool providing core features for all platforms using a single common code base with the ability to tap into platform specific features."

- Nick Glasier - Indie Developer
 


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