How to Create Custom Shapes in Windows Store Apps (C#)

In the Bing Maps SDK for Windows Store Apps there are five main types of data that you can add to the map: Pushpin, MapPolyline, MapPolygon, MapTileLayer, and UIElements. UIElements can be added to the map just like pushpins and are a great way to create custom shapes to the map. The main shapes we…

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How to Create Heat Maps in Native Windows Store Apps

Heat maps, also known as density maps, are a type of overlay on a map used to represent data using different colors. Heat maps are often used to show the data hot spots on a map. The data used in these overlays usually takes one of two forms: Color coded polygons or polylines – In…

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Fix: IE11 Mouse events in Bing Maps V7

The Bing Maps V7 map control has a small issue with IE11. The mouse events for polygons, polylines, and custom HTML pushpins do not seem to work. Looking into this I noticed that the SVG image being created to represent the shapes is inheriting the pointer-event CSS style information from it’s parent. In this case…

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Free eBook: Location Intelligence for Windows Store apps

I am happy to announce the release of my  book “Location Intelligence for Windows Store Apps”. This is available as a free eBook. Yes I said “free”, as in “Free beer”. Location Intelligence has been one of the fastest growing industries in recent years and continues to grow at an exponential rate. Seventy to eighty…

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Make Clickable Shapes in the Native Bing Maps Control

The native Bing Maps Windows Store control has two types of shapes: polygons and polylines. These shapes are great for representing areas and paths on the map. Often it is useful to be able to associate some information or metadata with these shapes. In past versions of Bing Maps we could easily store this information…

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Upgrading Bing Maps Apps To Windows 8.1

The Bing Maps Windows 8.1 Store SDK brings a lot of improvements over the Bing Maps Windows 8 SDK. The following instructions can be used to migrate your existing Bing Maps Windows Store apps to Windows 8.1. 1.       Upgrade to Windows 8.1 2.       Download and install Visual Studios 2013. 3.       Download and install the Bing…

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Bing Maps Racing Game

As a fun little side project over the weekend I’ve put together a simple racing game out of Bing Maps as Windows Store App. You can download the full source code for the app here.

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