The Bing™ Maps Silverlight® Control for Windows® Phone combines the power of Silverlight and Bing Maps to provide an enhanced mapping experience. Developers can use the Bing Maps Silverlight Control to incorporate the latest location and local search features into their Windows Phone applications.
Using both Bing Maps Silverlight Control and the Bing Maps SOAP (strategy on a page) Services, you can create Windows Phone applications that include an enhanced mapping experience.
This lab walks you through the steps required for using the Bing Maps Silverlight Control for Windows Phone, and provides a quick reference for developing Windows Phone applications integrated with Bing Maps.
Upon completion of the lab you will:
The following is required to complete this hands-on lab:
For your convenience, much of the code used in this hands-on lab is available as Visual Studio code snippets.
To install the code snippets:
Using the Code Snippets
With code snippets, you have all the code you need at your fingertips. The lab document will tell you exactly when you can use them. For example,
Using Visual Studio code snippets to insert code into your project
To add this code snippet in Visual Studio, you simply place the cursor where you would like the code to be inserted, start typing the snippet name (without spaces or hyphens), watch as IntelliSense picks up the snippet name, and then press the Tab key twice when the snippet you want is selected. The code will be inserted at the cursor location.
Start typing the snippet name
Press Tab to select the highlighted snippet
Press Tab again to expand the snippet
To insert a code snippet using the mouse rather than the keyboard, right-click where you want to insert the code snippet, select Insert Snippet followed by My Code Snippets and then pick the relevant snippet from the list.
To learn more about Visual Studio IntelliSense Code Snippets, including how to create your own, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165392.aspx.
This hands-on lab comprises the following exercises:
Estimated time to complete this lab: 90 minutes.