Bing Maps SDK release – Fixing "Bad Plugin Definition" error.

There is a problem with the Bing Maps map app test tool and the latest SDK we launched for Tech Ed. The URL in the documentation is and that should work. However, some people are getting an exception. The fix is to add a &preview=1 to the URL while we work on a fix.


Here is the error you might see:

Plug-in load failed
Error Microsoft.Maps.Shell.PluginAnalysisException: Bad Plugin Definition: Unable to find any singleton exports of contract 'Microsoft/MapContract'

   at fa.c(ImportDescription A_0)

   at fa.a(ImportDescription A_0)

   at System.Linq.Enumerable.WhereSelectListIterator`2.MoveNext()

   at System.Linq.Enumerable.<DistinctIterator>d__81`1.MoveNext()

   at fa.c(PluginDescription A_0)

   at fa.c(Type A_0)

   at fa.a(Type A_0)

   at System.Linq.Enumerable.WhereSelectArrayIterator`2.MoveNext()

   at System.Linq.Enumerable.SingleOrDefault[TSource](IEnumerable`1 source)

   at fa.a(Assembly A_0)

   at fa.a(String& A_0)

Comments (1)

  1. added preview=1 error remains says:

    Bad Plug-in Definition: Sequence contains more than one element; map renders but "Hello World" is not displayed

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