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Delphi 8 for the Microsoft .NET framework: Announcement!
Extra, Extra, read all about it! All about NEW features in the next generation of your development tool: the Delphi evolution for the .NET revolution
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Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Dateline: 11/2003.

Yes, finally! The future is NOW - a project code named Octane has a new name: Borland Delphi 8 for the Microsoft® .NET Framework.

"Borland® Delphi™ 8 for the Microsoft® .NET Framework is your evolution to the .NET revolution. Simplify your move to .NET today with pure Delphi language RAD development."

Delphi 8 includes Enterprise Core Objects (ECO) for design-driven development and Optimizeit Profiler for the Microsoft .NET Framework to help developers identify and remove performance hazards.
Delphi 8 is pure .NET and pure Delphi.

Delphi 8 for the Microsoft .NET Framework now comes in three different editions:

Minimum system requirements: Borland Delphi 8
• Intel ® Pentium II 450 MHz or higher
• Microsoft ® Windows XP, ™ Windows ® 2000, and Windows 2003 Server
• 128 MB RAM (256 Mb recommended)
• 700 MB hard disc space (compact install)
• CD-ROM drive
• SVGA or higher resolution monitor
• Mouse or other pointing device
  • Architect - "is your evolution for the .NET revolution. Simplify your move to .NET today with Delphi language RAD development for the Microsoft .NET Framework, including VCL Forms, Windows® Forms, ASP.NET, Web Forms, Web Services, ADO.NET, and more."
  • Enterprise - "for teams building enterprise-class database applications with ADO.NET, Delphi 8 delivers native support and flexible integration for major enterprise-class databases."
  • Professional - "ideal for individuals building Web and GUI applications for .NET, developers can immediately use their existing Delphi language and framework skills to build true .NET and ASP.NET applications that can also interoperate with other .NET languages and Web Services"
  • Of course, every "bigger" version includes all the features of the "smaller" one.

    "Evolution to the .NET revolution"
    Delphi 8 enables building 100% pure .Net applications, including Windows Forms, Asp.net WebForms and Web Services. Delphi 8 will eases the process of migrating standard Delphi Windows application (that use VCL) to .Net applications using the *new* VCL for .Net components library. Yes, would you believe that? You can compile your "old" Win32 applications to .NET right now.
    What's more, developers who have versions prior to Delphi 7 will receive a comparable version of Delphi 7 with the purchase of Delphi 8.

    Delphi 8 includes both design and development support for both Microsoft .NET Windows Forms and Delphi VCL forms and controls. VCL for the Microsoft .NET Framework is a set of standard VCL controls that helps make transitioning Delphi skills and source code to .NET even easier.

    To read more about the features in Delphi 8, read the FAQ, the Technical Overview, and What's New.

    Stay tuned...
    As soon as we get the new Borland Delphi 8 for a sneak preview, you'll be the first to find more about all the new and interesting characteristic of Delphi 8.


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