Delphi VCL and FMX Libraries for Python
Blog|by Leanne Bevan|27 June 2022
VCL and FireMonkey (FMX) are mature GUI libraries used by thousands of Delphi and C++Builder developers around the world. The DelphiVCL and DelphiFMX libraries for Python are a set of Python modules that put the robust and mature VCL and FireMonkey (FMX) GUI libraries in the hands of Python developers.
DelphiVCL for Python is focused on native Windows development and employs the Windows-only VCL framework, while DelphiFMX for Python employs the cross-platform FireMonkey framework and brings a powerful flexible GUI framework to Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android.
Although knowledge of Delphi is a big advantage when working with these libraries, using the VCL and FMX libraries for Python development does not require previous knowledge of Delphi.
The libraries are built with the same open-source Python4Delphi library that powers the popular PyScripter Python IDE.
Follow the links below to access the modules and webinar recordings explaining the tools in more detail.
Where to get the libraries
DelphiVCL Python Module
The Visual Component Library (VCL) is a key part of Delphi’s state-of-the-art user interface support. It contains most native Windows controls and controls with additional features and functionality.
DelphiFMX Python Module
FireMonkey (FMX) is Delphi’s cross-platform GUI library. It takes advantage of GPU hardware acceleration using OpenGL or DirectX to create slick, modern, and high-performance user interfaces. The DelphiFMX Python module supports Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android development with Python.
Both modules are freely available via GitHub or the PIP Python Package Manager.
Introduction to Python GUI Development with DelphiVCL + FMX (Part 1)
Learn how Embarcadero's newly released free Python modules bring the power and flexibility of Delphi's GUI frameworks to Python. VCL and FireMonkey (FMX) are mature GUI libraries. VCL is focused on native Windows development, while FireMonkey brings a powerful flexible GUI framework to Windows, Linux, macOS, and even Android.
This webinar recording will introduce you to these new free Python modules and how you can use them to build graphical user interfaces with Python. Part 2 will show you how to target Android GUI applications with Python!
Python on Android with DelphiFMX - The Cross-Platform GUI Framework (Part 2)
Embarcadero's free DelphiFMX module for Python supports building Python applications for Android using the FireMonkey GUI library. This webinar gives your everything you need to take your Python applications mobile on Android.
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