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RAD Studio Frequently Asked Questions

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for Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, and Linux

RAD Studio™ is the fastest way to develop high-performance cross-platform Native Apps with flexible Cloud services and broad IoT connectivity. It provides powerful VCL controls for Windows 10 and enables FMX development for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Linux. RAD Studio supports Delphi or C++ with a wide array of services for Enterprise Strong Development™. Enhancements include double the available memory for large projects, extended multi-monitor support, improved Object Inspector, and much more. RAD Studio delivers 5x the speed of development and deployment across multiple desktop, mobile, cloud, and database platforms including 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10.

RAD Studio includes Delphi, C++Builder, HTML5 Builder, plus all of the below items

RAD Studio also includes a comprehensive set of additional tools to help you do more than ever before. These are generally special editions of the tools created to be bundled with RAD Studio and the feature sets may differ from the full commercial versions.

  • FastReport VCL RAD edition and FastReport FireMonkey Embarcadero Edition from Fast Reports so you can quickly design and generate reports
  • TeeChart Standard from Steema provides quick and easy-to-use charting components
  • CodeSite Express logging tools for building quality applications
  • Beyond Compare Text Compare lets you view differences between source files
  • IntraWeb from Atozed for building web applications in the same way you build RAD Studio applications

The open source project is located at

The repository for the open source code is available from the "Code" tab when you're logged in to SourceForge web site or at

Earlier versions of RAD Studio were named Embarcadero RAD Studio XE8, XE7, XE6, XE5, XE4, XE3, XE2, XE and 2010, CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 and 2007, and Borland Developer Studio 2006.

HTML5 Builder is a visual development environment which enables developers to build web and mobile apps. HTML5 Builder enables Corporate and ISV developers to visually create apps for Web, iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone using a single HTML5, CSS3, PHP and JavaScript codebase. With HTML5 Builder you can build end to end data-driven applications with industry PHP back-ends. You can deploy to a device, web browser, web server or app stores and do both client and server web and mobile development. HTML5 Builder is available exclusively in Embarcadero RAD Studio.

HTML5 Builder is the replacement for RadPHP in the Embarcadero product portfolio for Web and Mobile application platforms.

For more RAD Studio license and versioning information please visit the Previous Versions page.

You can view pricing and purchase RAD Studio from Embarcadero Sales, one of our valuable partners, or our online Embarcadero Shop site.

RAD Studio is available in three editions - Professional, Enterprise and Architect. See  RAD Studio Product Editions and Feature Matrix for details on the differences between the editions.

RAD Studio is available with multiple licensing options including:

  • Individual named user licenses delivered via electronic software delivery (ESD) as a download and serial number. Discounted 5-packs and 10-packs are also available.
  • Network Named and Concurrent user licenses provide the additional flexibility of managing licenses on a license server plus software provisioning.
  • Network licenses managed by Flexera FlexNet are available on a special request basis.
  • Academic individual licenses for students and educators as well as volume licenses for classroom use.

Yes, 10.1 Berlin and below are included with your 10.2 purchase. See the RAD Studio Previous Versions web page for further details.

No. They are considered part of your license and are tied to your user account. They cannot be given away or sold.

Your earlier version license, and the version you upgrade to, are considered one named user license that covers both versions. If you already own an earlier version and go to the web page and request the same version license, you will just get a re-send of your existing serial number.

Some of those earlier products are only available as Professional and Enterprise editions.

We can't guarantee that the older versions will be available indefinitely so you should be sure to download your earlier version software and licenses within 180 days.

The earlier versions are available in English, French, German and Japanese. For versions 2007 and later, there is a single download and you choose the language at install time. For version 7, there is a separate download for each localized version.

The Academic edition can be used only for learning in an academic or classroom environment. Educational institutions cannot use the academic version to produce software for use within their institution. Academic licenses don't qualify for upgrade pricing to commercial licenses.

It could be a little confusing for some customers when they purchase RAD Studio and receive seven different serial numbers and download links. We tried to keep it simple by just delivering the license for the purchased version and allow you to request the other licenses as needed.

InterBase XE7 Developer Edition is InterBase XE7 Server licensed for up to 20 users (80 database connections). The InterBase software is automatically installed with a default install of Delphi or C++Builder in RAD Studio and licensed with your RAD Studio serial number. An InterBase ToGo developer license is also included in your RAD Studio license. You can deploy InterBase ToGo for testing purposes using the InterBase ToGo Test Deployment serial number included as part of your RAD Studio order delivery email. This is not available for Network license users.

When you're ready to deploy applications using InterBase, Embarcadero offers a variety of editions (Desktop, Server and To-Go) and a variety of licensing options (flexible server licensing, multi-packs and OEM licensing). Contact Embarcadero Sales or partners for more information. See the license terms in the Delphi license.rtf file for additional licensing details.

To obtain your free IBLite deployment license, use the IBLite serial number in your order delivery email and follow the instructions to generate a license file that you will use to distribute IBLite with your Android and iOS applications.

Delphi for .NET is no longer available and is not available as part of the older version downloads.

The export status for RAD Studio is 5D992C – Mass Market


The AppAnalytics feature of RAD Studio has been retired. The client-side and server-side source code is available for free to our customers, as an unsupported capability you can deploy on your own servers. Find out morea>.


The BeaconFence included in the RAD Solution Pack offers all of the features and functionality of those listed on our site, including unlimited number of beacons and 2,500 square feet / 250 square meters for VCL or FMX pack and 5,000 square feet / 500 square meters for the combined pack.

No problem. You can upgrade to higher level at a discounted rate. Contact Sales to learn how.

CodeSite Studio 5

The product will install over previous versions of CodeSite Studio and CodeSite Express and requires no extra steps.

Konopka Signature VCL Controls

Fast Report & FastCube

The installer includes both Fast Report and FastCube.

Fast Report supports 33 languages and FastCube 17.

The product comes in the form of an executable installer that requires no separate steps.

Radiant Shapes

No. Radiant Shapes is a component library for FireMonkey.

The product comes in the form of an executable installer that requires no separate steps. It is also available through Embarcadero's Get It in the IDE.


Documentation is only in English. Chart dialogues and message constants are in 37 languages.

The product comes in the form of an executable installer that requires no separate steps.

The TeeChart installer automatically backs up and replaces the Light version. No human intervention is normally required.


InfoPower Grids is for VCL, FirePower is for FireMonkey.

Localization is done through property settings within the components.

The product comes in the form of an executable installer that requires no separate steps.

Yes, the user should uninstall equivalent/light version before installing the products.