DevExpress Announces VCL Controls v2011 vol 2.2

Glendale, California — December 22, 2011 – DevExpress, a leading global software development company, today announced an update to the award-winning line of controls for VCL: VCL v2011 vol 2.2. Now, with support for Embarcadero Delphi XE2 (including 64-bit) and C++Builder XE2 built into all of their components, developers can quickly migrate their applications to support the latest Embarcadero IDEs. Developers using the latest VCL controls from DevExpress, together with the Delphi component-based visual development and a fully visual two-way RAD IDE, will take advantage of the latest hardware, access more memory, and push the envelope of performance.

"We're excited to celebrate the release of our next generation of VCL controls with developers around the world today as we continue to demonstrate our commitment to this important platform," said Julian M Bucknall, CTO of DevExpress. "With Delphi XE2 and our VCL components now supporting 64-bit, any memory limitations developers may have had with large data mining and financial analysis applications are now gone," said Julian M Bucknall, CTO for DevExpress. "Now the only limitation is physical RAM."

New Support for 64-bit

Developing 64-bit applications has become increasingly more important in the last couple of years as it has presented a growing business opportunity to both ISVs and developers alike for expanding market reach and increasing revenue. The updated controls in VCL v2011 vol 2.2 help developers accelerate their migration from 32-bit applications to 64-bit, with minimal effort or expense.

Build visually stunning applications with VCL themes

VCL v2011 vol 2.2 provides more choice of themes for the industry-leading VCL skinning engine, now with up to 40 skins to choose from. The DevExpress skinning engine is a proven, mature, and fast technology for easily providing branded applications that also enhance the user experience.

Numerous Updates to the VCL controls developers trust

  • Developers can enable their users to add milestones and summary tasks inside their scheduling app with DevExpress VCL 11.2 and provide complete project scheduling with the Microsoft Project-style Gantt View for the ExpressScheduler Suite.
  • With the improved ExpressEditors Library developers can build applications with Microsoft Outlook or Skype style alerts, experience new breadcrumb controls with three separate versions that differ according to the data mode being used, and take advantage of updates to the clock control, bevel control and scroll box control.
  • DevExpress continues to invest in the ExpressPivotGrid Suite and ExpressQuantumGrid Suite by adding new support for OLAP mode, including support for key performance indicators (KPI), new card stretch options, and a new Display Mode that helps end-users easily discern which columns have a filter applied.

Free Trial

Developers can download the free, 30-day trial to experience the power of VCL v2011 vol 2.2 today.

Thank you and best wishes,
The DevExpress Team