MapOverlay Class

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Represents a map layer, which positions its child UIElement objects using geographic coordinates.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.Maps.Controls
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone.Maps (in Microsoft.Phone.Maps.dll)


<ContentPropertyAttribute("Content")> _
Public NotInheritable Class MapOverlay _
    Inherits DependencyObject
public sealed class MapOverlay : DependencyObject

The MapOverlay type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
MapOverlay Initializes a new instance of the MapOverlay class.



  Name Description
Content Gets or sets the content to be displayed.
ContentTemplate Gets or sets the DataTemplate.
Dispatcher Gets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
GeoCoordinate Gets or sets the GeoCoordinates of the overlay of the map control.
PositionOrigin Gets or sets the center of the overlay of the map control.



  Name Description
CheckAccess Determines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
ClearValue Clears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetAnimationBaseValue Returns any base value established for a Windows Phone dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
GetValue Returns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ReadLocalValue Returns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
SetValue Sets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)



  Name Description
ContentProperty Identifies the Content dependency property.
ContentTemplateProperty Identifies the ContentTemplate dependency property.
GeoCoordinateProperty Identifies the GeoCoordinate dependency property.
PositionOriginProperty Identifies the PositionOrigin dependency property.




If you use this API in your app, you must specify the following capabilities in the app manifest. Otherwise, your app might not work correctly or it might exit unexpectedly.


Windows Phone 8

For more info, see App capabilities and hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


Microsoft.Phone.Maps.Controls Namespace