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C++ Builder XE

Postby OldDeadOne » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:51 pm

I still use C++ Builder 6 and I wonder if going to XE would be worth it(Any C++ Builder XE books out?). I know 6 is a little old but I'd like some opinions on this first,thanks.
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Re: C++ Builder XE

Postby 2ffat » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:57 am

I moved from BCB6 to c++Builder 2010. IMHO, it was a very good choice. There was, and still is, a learning curve.
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Re: C++ Builder XE

Postby rlebeau » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:21 am

I still use BCB6 at work, but I use RAD2010 at home.
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Re: C++ Builder XE

Postby smays » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:40 am

I have used every version between 4 and 2009 and I have been pleased with every upgrade. From reading various blogs/posts (whatever they are called) version 6.0 had the best help system. Borland (CodeGear/Embarcadero) released to the public the help system for version 6.0, so if the help system is something that *could* hold you back, version 6.0 is still available.

All that said, there are several things of incredible value (I will probably be corrected, but I am only speaking from my experience), version 2009 has a VERY simple way to handle resources straight from a menu item in the IDE - without working for it.

Aside from the default set up of the IDE, the major change in Builder is Unicode. Any of your 6.0 code using c-style interfaces/code that use pointers to character arrays derived from AnsiString will have to be modified. Ansistring is still fully supported.

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Re: C++ Builder XE

Postby OldDeadOne » Sat May 07, 2011 8:04 am

If I buy the upgrade,is that a standalone version or does it install over my C++Builder 6? I'm thinking of getting the starter edition and work my way over the changes,before I go for the Professional version. I don't know if there are any developer guides with C++Builder XE like my C++Builder 6 does(I have been looking for a book or a extended pdf on this)
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Re: C++ Builder XE

Postby 2ffat » Sat May 07, 2011 4:01 pm

Unless they changed something, it leaves BCB6 alone. I have both BCB6 and C++Builder RAD 2010 installed. You just can't run them both at the same time.
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Re: C++ Builder XE

Postby OldDeadOne » Sat May 07, 2011 5:14 pm

Thanks,appreciate your response :)
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