Delphi / BCB / Kylix TIABSocket component & API
API v9.71 (April 2014).
Note: The TWS and the API is all version controlled - you can connect any recent API version to any recent TWS - they all know to talk to each other.
The TWS API 9.72 and later, made a message stream formatting change, and our API will be updated to this shortly. However, if you have no need for the latest (rarely used) trading features, then the exitsing API 9.71 will serve you well.
This component set is built to work with the Interactive Brokers TradeWorkStation API. It allows Delphi and BCB programmers to build apps that send orders directly to the TWS. This TIABSocket component links directly to the socket to communicate with the TWS.
There are no dll, ActiveX, .Net or DDE files required, and all socket messages & data processes instantly. This direct connection to the socket makes for a fast reliable interaction and response time. The component set also controls all interactions with the TWS, and includes sub components to manage order activity, portfolio and account details.
The code looks and feels like any other Delphi component, and the syntax is similiar to existing standard component code. The complete source is included, along with a demo app and help file.
You get all source codes, help files, and a component set that handles all the TWS activity and oddities. And does it faster and better than any other connection method avialable.
Will work in a console app too - No VCL or other visual components required.
Tested and used in: Delphi 6, 7, 2005, 2006, 2007-Win32, 2009, 2010, All XE versions including latest (10), C++Builder (BCB), programming environments. Also will compile and is tested to 64bit app OK, and is fully Unicode ready. (BCB - you will be compiling a pas unit into the VCL and linking that code into your app).
Purchase online ($79 USD) through SWReg shareware registration service - credit card, phone, fax, etc.
Receive the IABSocketAPI.zip file instantly. Purchase includes 6 months of updates & amendments to the component set as Interactive Brokers makes improvements in future API version releases.
API and component set:
- View the Help File.
- View header section of IABSocketAPI unit.
- View source code to the demo app (IABSocket.exe).
- Download compiled demo app - Windows. This is a simple app like the C++ demo, not suitable for trading a real account, but good to "See" how the API is working and finding API programming traps.