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RemObjects prepping VCL and .NET integration for FireMonkey

The folks over at RemObjects are hard at work on a new version of Hydra that will provide several very cool use cases for FireMonkey. Essentially Hydra provides integration between differing platforms/frameworks allowing you mix and leverage different technologies in the same application.

There are actually a variety of integrations, all of which are really interesting.

The first is enabling Firemonkey HD and 3D elements to be used in VCL forms.  This should allow you to augment existing VCL Windows applications with rich Firemonkey HD/3D features.

Next they are enabling Firemonkey HD and 3D elements to be used in .NET Winforms.

And finally, they are enabling WPF elements to be used within Firemonkey forms.

according to RemObjects, other combinations will be supported as well including FireMonkey in a WPF app, and VCL or WinForms in a FireMonkey app.

Cool stuff. Read more about these new capabilities on RemObjects blog. And more Hydra info at

Posted by Michael Swindell on August 19th, 2011 under Uncategorized |

2 Responses to “RemObjects prepping VCL and .NET integration for FireMonkey”

  1. 3D library recommendations for interactive spatial data visualisation? - Tech Forum Network Says:

    [...] This is Embarcadero’s new UI library, which is only available in XE2 and above. Our app is based on the VCL and we’d want to host this in a VCL window; that seems to be officially unsupported but unofficially works fine, or is available through third-parties. [...]

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