Getting Started with the Bing Maps AJAX Control
Get Familiar with the Bing Maps AJAX Control
Register Your Map Control Application
Create a Bing Maps Account and Get a Key
Once you have created your Bing Maps AJAX Control 6.3 application, you need to register this application using the Bing Maps Account Center. The Bing Maps Account Center allows you to create a developer account and get a Bing Maps Key for use in your application. These steps are described in the Getting a Bing Maps Key topic.
Use the Bing Maps Key in Your Application
After you have created a Bing Maps Account, available Bing Maps Keys appear in the Bing Maps Account Center. Copy the key associated with the Web site URL which corresponds to the application you are building and use this string value in the VEMap.SetCredentials Method as shown in the example below.
When the Bing Maps AJAX Control 6.3 is loaded with a valid Bing Maps Key, Bing Maps counts sessions. A session begins with the load of the Bing Maps AJAX Control 6.3 into a user’s browser and includes all Bing Maps AJAX Control 6.3 interactions until the browser is closed or the user moves to a different page. Information about Bing Maps usage reports is in Viewing Bing Maps Usage Reports.