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Map control design guidelines for Windows Phone

July 21, 2014

Applies to: Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 | Windows Phone OS 7.1

The Map control embeds a maps view inside your app.

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Map control

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A Map control displays a geographical map of a location.

Use a Map control within your app to let users view app-specific or general geographic info without having to leave your app. Map controls can display the user’s location, provide directions, find points of interest, or view traffic. A Map control can also show aerial views, traffic, and local search results in list form.

Use ample screen space or, ideally, the entire screen space to display a Map control so that users don’t have to scroll and zoom excessively within the Map to view geographical info; if the control is only used to present a static, informational view, then it’s acceptable to use a smaller Map control.

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