RAD Studio XE6 supported with DevExpress VCL

05 May 2014

Just a quick note to let our VCL customers know that the latest minor release of the DevExpress VCL product fully supports Delphi and C++Builder XE6, for both 32-bit and 64-bit.

And, just as a little teaser for some news about our 14.1 release…

VCL Map Control using Bing Map provider

Yes, that is a screenshot from a Delphi app (click on it for the full view), from a native control no less, using Bing as the map provider. But, you didn’t hear it from me, OK? Just remember, if you want the most complete, the widest breadth of user interface controls, and the best user experience for your Delphi and C++Builder apps, look no further.

Stay tuned for more complete news about 14.1: code freeze is just around the corner. In the meantime, enjoy XE6 the way it was meant to be used: with DevExpress VCL.

6 comment(s)
Iskandar Achmad

Yes, I like it.

When will the Beta out ?

Google Map will be support ?

5 May, 2014
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

Iskandar: stay tuned for news about a beta. Currently the map control only supports Bing and OpenStreetMaps providers.

Please note that there stringent licensing issues in using Google Maps as a provider. See here: developers.google.com/.../terms if you're really interested.

Cheers, Julian

7 May, 2014
Steve Maughan

Hi Julian - Looks great! Does this mean you can use Bing / OpenStreet Maps in applications without any additional license fees?


16 May, 2014
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

Steve: Ha! No, I didn't mean that. With this kind of thing, data is all. And you pay for it someway or another. For using Bing as a map provider see here: www.microsoft.com/.../create-a-bing-maps-key.aspx In essence, you have to sign up for a Bing Maps account and get a developer key.

OpenStreetMaps is "open", but you have to abide by their copyright terms: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Cheers, Julian

26 May, 2014
David Brennan

Looks good... it's June now, any news on availability date or content in 14.1?

3 June, 2014
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)


Phew, we only just released our 14.1 version of the .NET suite of products last night. Now to turn around and work on VCL 14.1... So stay tuned.

Cheers, Julian

3 June, 2014

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