New Delphi roadmap shows IDE and VCL enhancements (next to all the iOS, Android and IoT goodies…)

Brian Alexakis has recently published Delphi XE7 icosome slides outlining the Delphi (and RAD studio) roadmap. I consider it very good news that, next to all the iOS, Android, Internet-of-things and other hot technologies, there are also some important VCL enhancements on there. Next to IDE feature and stability improvements, which are always nice of course. Take a look at slides 7-9.

One in particular that caught my eye was 4K display / Large font support, which I interpret as improvements to scaling of Delphi applications on hi-res displays. Though I don’t have a 4K monitor yet, I am the proud owner of a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 that features a high resolution display so any improvements on that front are more than welcome. It can look awful when done wrong.

In general, I consider it good to know that all of us long time Delphi developers that have existing (VCL) codebases to maintain (and extend and improve) are not left in the dark by Embarcadero, just in order to put another buzzword on the box of the next Delphi release. Keep it up!