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  • Blog Post: Using Bing Maps in Windows Store Apps (JavaScript)

    There are two distinct approaches to developing Windows Store Apps, using either VB/C#/C++ and XAML or JavaScript and HTML. In this post, we look at adding Bing Maps into JavaScript/HTML store apps. It is important to note that while there are a lot of similarities between store apps’ markup and...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Maps for Windows Phone 8

    Windows Phone 8 Maps Control Windows Phone 8 contains a new Maps API that is different from the Bing Maps available in Windows Phone OS 7.1. One major difference between the two controls is that the WP7 control is a Silverlight control, while the new WP8 control is native and hence part of the WP8...
  • Blog Post: Integrating Bing Maps with WPF applications

    A little background info Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is a UI framework for building rich Windows client apps that can be standalone or browser-hosted. As is the case with Windows 8 Store Apps, WPF also seeks to separate the appearance of a user interface from its behaviour. The appearance...
  • Blog Post: Routing using Bing Maps for Windows Store Apps

    One of the most common tasks carried out by online maps users is taking an address and returning its equivalent coordinates as a location on the map. So when you simply type a location, like “Kampala”, on the Bing maps search bar, the underlying process takes your address and translate it...
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