Bing Maps Silverlight control for Windows Phone

[This documentation is preliminary and is subject to change.]

July 06, 2012

Applies to: Windows Phone 8 Developer Preview | Windows Phone OS 7.1

The Bing Maps Silverlight Control for Windows Phone allows developers to provide an enhanced mapping experience within their Windows Phone applications to end users.

Read the desktop version of the documentation for Developing with the Silverlight Map Control to get a basic understanding of how the control works. Then use the Bing Maps Silverlight Control reference topics found in the API reference for Windows Phone to develop your application.

Important note Important Note:

Especially note that the namespace names of the Bing Maps Silverlight Control for Windows Phone are different than the names of the desktop version of the control. The map control for Windows Phone has the following namespaces: Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Maps, Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Maps.AutomationPeers, Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Maps.Core, Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Maps.Design, Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Maps.Overlays, and Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Maps.Platform.

The final step in preparing to use the map control is to sign into the Bing Maps Account Center to obtain a Bing Maps Key. For further instructions on how to obtain your key, you can read Getting a Bing Maps Key.

The How to use the Bing Maps Silverlight control for Windows Phone topic in this section contains a specific example of using the map control in a Windows Phone application. The Setting the map view for Windows Phone and Working with pushpins in the Map control for Windows Phone topics explain some common Map control tasks.

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