Bing Maps WPF Control v1 released!

In case you missed the news, last week we released the Bing Maps WPF Control version 1.0.   Here is the original announcement from the Bing Maps Blog: Announcing the Bing Maps Windows Presentation Foundation Control v1.

The Bing Maps WPF control allows you to build Bing Maps applications using managed code for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications.  The interface supports multi-touch with rotation, translation, and scaling and also works with the Microsoft Surface.

We have added several bug fixes and improvements since the Beta release last August including the following:

  • Added MapTileLayer class so you can add your own custom tile layer overlays to the map
  • Added MercatorMode class so you can instantiate a map control with no default tile overlay. You can use this with the MapTileLayer to show your own tiles as the base map overlay.
  • Added SSL support to the Map.  See Map.UseHttps and Maps.UriScheme properties for more details.
  • Added support for hiding the scale bar control overlay. See ScaleVisibility property on the Map.
  • Improved map panning inertia so it now works with the mouse as well as touch.  You can turn on map panning inertia with the UseInertia property on the Map.

Thanks to everyone who participated in Beta and gave us feedback. We were able to make a lot of the improvements you suggested on the Bing Maps Development forum.

You can download the control here: Bing Maps Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Control version 1.0

For more details see the Bing Maps WPF Control SDK

Comments (3)

  1. CS says:

    Hi, does the bing maps WPF control support venue maps? I'd like to display the map with building names.

    Thank you.

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  3. I have a wierd issue with the WPF bing map control on a Windows 7 touch. The map is display in full screen with a full HD screen resolution. The screen support 10 touch point. What is happening is that as soon as I start to process a Zoom in gesture with 2 fingers, when releasing finger, there is a gesture inertia on the map in the sense that the zoom in still perform for a while. When doing a rotation with 2 fingers and release touch same thing but more longer.

    As a test, I have define in an other small control an other WPF control where I operate same gesture and works perfectly well.

    Could it come from that hardware issue or WPF bing map control performance ?

    Any idea what could be wrong ?