Guidelines for Maps

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Windows app: a map control

Windows app: a map control


The map control can display road maps and aerial views, directions, search results, and traffic.

Dos and dont's

  • Use ample screen space or, ideally, the entire screen space to display a map so that users don’t have to pan and zoom excessively 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.

Additional usage guidance

Use a map within your app to let users view app-specific or general geographic info without having to leave your app. On a map, you can display the user’s location, directions, and points of interest. A map can also show aerial views, traffic, and local search results.

Related topics

For designers
Bing Maps for Windows Store Apps



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