RAD Studio Release 11.2 - Discover The New Features

Posted October 14, 2022 by embarcadero

RAD Studio 11.2 is here - the little things that add up to big quality. But what is in the IDE?
Embarcadero has just launched RAD Studio 11 Alexandria Release 2. RAD Studio 11.2 is a release where we've paid a lot of attention to detail, and we want to start sharing with you some of the new features.

The new version introduces:
A new iOS Simulator with the ability to generate binaries for macOS devices running on ARM-64 (M1 or M2 CPUs)
Targeting for Android API Level 32, which will be required by Google Play in November 2022
Enhanced Delphi, VCL, FireMonkey, FireDAC and RAD Server libraries
LLDB debugging for Delphi on Linux
IDE support for Markdown documents and a VCL-based HTML preview
Inactive code highlighting in Code Editor, Code Insight update for C++
Hundreds of enhancements and fixes across the IDE

Here are a few examples of improvements we've made to your IDE experience:

In the Projects view, you double-click a tree node to open a unit. Yet, currently it also always expands that tree node, when you didn't want it to do that. It's much better to do the expected thing automatically: to do what you intuitively expect. Now if (for example) you double-click a unit, it will open it but not expand to show the DFM - as expected.

The Compile dialog: today, it doesn't show the target platform or bitness you're building. But it really would be useful to see that and know exactly what you're compiling - and that's what's in 11.2.

Editor tabs: you can't visually distinguish between a tab holding code, and a non-code tab with different functionality, like editing a type library or viewing source control. But you should be able to tell the difference between all of those, easily.

The CPU view: assembly language is hard to parse. We, as an industry, have a visual solution to that: syntax highlighting, which would be really nice to use in the CPU view.

RAD Studio 11.2 is a quality-focused release, with enhanced usability, performance and stability. That means a lot of work on existing features, ensuring they work smoothly: high DPI VCL design, for example, is an area with a lot of focus and improvements. So is performance. So is FireDAC. So is the Delphi compiler - get the new version at https://www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi

Reduce development time and get to market faster with RAD Studio, Delphi, or C++Builder. Visit https://www.embarcadero.com/products/rad-studio/start-for-free to start your free trial today!
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Last Updated October 14, 2022