What's New in the AJAX Map Control

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February, 2014

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This feature is being released as a preview and is subject to change.

You now have the option to specify a primary and secondary language for map labels when you set the mkt parameter in the map reference. The languages you choose are both displayed on the map in the order you specify them. You can also display map labels for each country or region on the map in the local language of that country or region by specifying the custom language option ngt. For details, see Localizing the Map.

Examples

This map reference example shows how to specify two languages for the map.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ecn.dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/mapcontrol.ashx?v=7.0&mkt=ru-ru,en-us"></script>

The following screenshot shows how the map labels will appear for this example.

Map showing russian and english labels


This example specifies the custom language option ngt as the secondary language.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ecn.dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/mapcontrol.ashx?v=7.0&mkt=ru-ru,ngt"></script>

The following screenshot shows how the map labels will appear for this example.

Map showing russian and local language labels

February, 2014

The following languages are now supported:

  • de-AT German-Austria

  • de-CH German-Switzerland

  • fr-CH French-Switzerland

  • ko-KR Korean-Korea

  • pl-PL Polish-Poland

  • ru-RU Russian-Russia

  • zh-HK Chinese-Hong Kong SAR

  • zh-TW Chinese-Taiwan

For a complete list, see Localizing the Map.

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