Getting Started with the 7.0 Map Control


You are not viewing the latest version of the Bing Maps Web control (AJAX). Bing Maps V8 Web Control is the recommended JavaScript control for Bing Maps.

The Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0 is a JavaScript control that contains the objects, methods, and events that allow you to display maps powered by Bing Maps on your Web site. The sections in this topic describe the steps you need to take to start using the Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0.

Before you begin developing your application, you need to create a developer account on the Bing Maps Account Center. A Bing Maps Developer Account allows you to create a Bing Maps Key to use in your map application. Getting a key is described in Getting a Bing Maps Key.


When the Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0 is loaded with a valid Bing Maps Key, Bing Maps counts sessions. A session begins with the load of the Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0 into a user’s browser and includes all Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0 interactions until the browser is closed or the user moves to a different page. Detailed information about Bing Maps usage reports is found in Viewing Bing Maps Usage Reports.

The Developing with the 7.0 Map Control section of this SDK contains topics that describe how to use the features provided by the AJAX map control.