Hello developers, if you just starting out on your C++ journey and want to jump to a modern IDE and C++ compiler, there is a free version of C++ Builder, C++ Builder 11 CE Community Edition released on April 2023. If you are a start-up developer, student, hobbyist, or just interested in learning to code then the C++ Builder Community Edition may well be just the thing for you. Read the FAQ notes on the CE license and then simply fill out the form to download C++ Builder 11 CE.
Today we have 5 more C++ posts, some of C++ examples in these posts can be used with C++ Builder or the C++ Builder 11 CE Community Edition, and others can be used with Dev-C++, BCC C++ Compilers, and some other compilers such as the GCC compiler.
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Where can I learn to program with free C++ examples?
If you don’t know anything about C++ or the C++ Builder IDE, don’t worry, we have a lot of great examples on LearnCPlusPlus.org website and they’re all completely free. Just visit this site and copy and paste any examples there into a new Console, VCL, or FMX project, depending on the post example. We keep adding more C and C++ posts with sample code. In today’s round-up of recent posts on LearnCPlusPlus.org, we have new C and C++ posts with very simple examples that can be used with:
- The free version of C++ Builder 11 CE Community Edition
- or a professional C++ Builder
- or free BCC32C C++ Compiler and BCC32X C++ Compiler
- or the free Dev-C++
What is new in C++ Builder CE?
C++ Builder 11 CE which is the free Edition of C++ Builder has been recently released. Embarcadero has made available a Community Edition license for the most recent 11.3 release of Delphi and C++Builder. This is a free edition of either Delphi or C++Builder for students, hobbyists, and startups (as the license is revenue-limited).
What are the important features of C++ that can be used with C++ Builder CE?
C++ is one of the most powerful programming languages that we use for all sorts of purposes, from regular applications, games, business, industrial infrastructure, robotics, and in the control of IoT devices. The most well-known controllers for those areas where human and computer interaction are important and stretches beyond simple keyboard input are joysticks or gamepads. One of the simplest examples to use them on Windows is using the venerable XInput library which has been around for quite a long time but can still be easily used with the latest C++ Compiler. In the first post, we explain how you can use a gamepad or joystick controller in C++ with the Xinput library. https://learncplusplus.org/how-to-use-a-game-pad-or-joystick-controller-in-c-on-windows/
C++ Builder is the easiest and fastest C++ IDE for building professional applications with powerful GUI components like Memo, Edit, ListBox, StringGrid and many more. Each component can be skinned with Styles to change their visual appearance. Styles are very powerful and because of this it can sometimes take a little to get used to how they work. In this post, we explain how to change the background color of a Memo (
TMemo), one of the most frequently asked questions about using styles. These methods in the next post, can be applied to other components too. https://learncplusplus.org/how-to-change-the-background-color-of-a-memo-in-an-fmx-c-app/
C++ Builder FMX and VCL framework libraries have many components that can be skinned by Styles. In another post, we explain how to change background color of an Edit (TEdit) which is one of the most frequently asked questions. This method can be applied to other components too, here is the next post. https://learncplusplus.org/how-to-change-background-color-of-an-edit-in-an-fmx-c-app/
In general, in nearly all programming languages, including Modern C++, we use base-10 numbers, while our computer hardware uses the binary base-2 system (bits). I personally believe that base-10 is because we typically have 10 fingers! However, due to the way binary works it is sometimes convenient to use base-8 system octal (oct) and base-16 system hexadecimal (hex) numbers in programming. In the next post, we explain how to use Base-8 octal numbers in Modern C++. https://learncplusplus.org/how-to-use-base-8-octal-numbers-in-modern-c/
In the last 40 years C++ has earned, and maintained, a reputation as one of the most efficient programming languages. C++ is still hugely popular, often in the top 3 of any lists of popular programming languages and is used widely across a broad array of operating systems. Choosing the right programming language and IDE are very important in the early stages of learning to program. Generally, new developers want to know the advantages and disadvantages of the C++ programming language, and in the last post, we try to explain its pros and cons for you. https://learncplusplus.org/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-the-c-programming-language/
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What might be next for C++ Builder?
According to David’s post, C++ Builder is aiming to include some amazing features; CLANG v15, support for C++20 and a lot of C++23 features, Win64 primary OS, new code completion, Visual Assist C++ navigation and refactoring, and lots more.
Note also that a month ago, Embarcadero also announced the release of RAD Studio 11 Alexandria Release 3, also known as RAD Studio 11.3, along with Delphi 11.3 and C++Builder 11.3. This release is focused on quality and improvements, building on the great new features in RAD Studio 11 Alexandria three previous releases.
C++ Builder is the easiest and fastest C and C++ IDE for building simple or professional applications on the Windows, MacOS, iOS & Android operating systems. It is also easy for beginners to learn with its wide range of samples, tutorials, help files, and LSP support for code. RAD Studio’s C++ Builder version comes with the award-winning VCL framework for high-performance native Windows apps and the powerful FireMonkey (FMX) framework for cross-platform UIs.
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