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C#Builder, from Borland Software Corporation, is a computer program that allows programmers to create Microsoft Windows and Web applications for the Microsoft .NET Framework using the programming language C#.

A Rapid Application Development IDE, it is an alternative to Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET 2003. It provided a way into .NET programming for Borland-based shops. C#Builder's functionality has since been incorporated into Borland's Delphi and C#Builder is no longer developed as a separate application.

It is unable to use the Compact Framework due to a combination of technical and licensing issues.

Version History[edit]

C#Builder 1.0 was announced in May 2003.

C#Builder 2005 was released as part of Delphi 2005 in October 2004.

C#Builder 2006 was the final release of C#Builder. It was available as part of Borland Developer Studio 2006 with Delphi 2006 and C++Builder 2006, released in October 2005.

In later versions of CodeGear RAD Studio and Embarcadero RAD Studio, development abilities for .NET were provided by Delphi for .NET and Delphi Prism.