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Thursday, September 1, 2011

RAD Studio XE2 is RTM

The wait is over. If you have bought XE with Software Assurance, your SA Upgrade notice will be arriving shortly. If you want to try it out NOW, you can already download the 30-day trial editions.

Delphi XE2 Architect 30-day trial:

RAD Studio XE2 Architect 30-day trial:

Please note that the trial editions does not contain the command line compiler and VCL source code, as well as some third party offerings. You may want to install the trial editions in a VM, just as a precaution.

Until you got it installed, you might find pleasure in reading about the new release here:, and perhaps in particular this section: What's new in Delphi and C++Builder XE2.

This is a major release, with a lot of new features, so should you stumble upon a problem during your trial - please report any issues you find at

While you are at it, you should also sign up for the RAD Studio XE2 World Tour event near you.

In the Nordic countries:

Edit: Just had to add Andreano Lanusse's XE2 ad image:


  1. Trial installer shows "Invalid Serial Number" message, I received the generated serial via email but the installer doesn't show any textbox to write the serial.

  2. Did you do a clean install? No previous installations or download directories?

    Please use for registration and installation issues.

  3. Okay, thanks.

    Just to mention, I deleted Embarcadero folder inside %APPDATA% / registry / and Documents\RAD Studio and the installer doesn't show Serial Number textbox. However, the RAD Studio XE2 Architect Trial does show it. Anyway, I'm going to install this one.