Details of Third Party XE2 & FireMonkey Support

DevExpress is one of my favorite Delphi component vendors.  So I was interested to read Julian Bucknall’s blog post outlining DevExpress’ plans for XE2, 64 bit and FireMonkey.  While DevExpress will fully support VCL in both 32 bit and 64 bit flavors, when it comes to FireMonkey he said,

we’re going to take a long term view for our support for FireMonkey. We will not support it immediately. Instead we will experiment to see what is involved in converting our controls to use it and will also monitor feedback and the market for it in order to make better informed decisions next year

So, quite sensibly they are taking a “wait and see” strategy.  Personally I think the demand for FireMonkey components will be significant. So I’m anticipating DevExpress committing to FireMonkey in 2012.

RemObject are taking the plunge and providing Hydra support for FireMonkey.  On the RemObject’s blog, Alexander Krakovskii said,

FireMonkey support in Hydra will ship soon™ after Delphi XE2 is generally available, and will be a free update to any customer with an active Hydra subscription.

Personally, I’m hoping TMS jump in and commit to FireMonkey.

Which components would you like to see for FireMonkey – please comment?

3 thoughts on “Details of Third Party XE2 & FireMonkey Support”

  1. I also like the DevExpress components, are too much else! h and a shame they do not believe the guy on the platform FireMonkey particularly put much faith in this new phase of the Delphi and also believe that in 2012 the DevExpress will support the platform FireMonkey. I also like the components of the Devart (UniDAC) and you can not forget and the components of the TMS Smooth Controls among them, among others …

  2. I also use Developer Express. I hope they will change their mind about the wait and will get to work right away.
    Being able to move some existing projects to Mac its quite appealing… I have customers asking about this already.


  3. Other gui component i had to use component for reporting

    I use from ten years ReportBuilder and I did’nt understand why Embarcadero continue to include in Delphio IDE Rave Report.

    ReportBuilder is the best tool for Delphi to create report and modify them at run-time .

    I’m sure version for Delphi XE 2 (win 32 / win 64) , for Os i hope

    Paolo Angeretti

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