MapElement MapElement MapElement MapElement Class


Represents an element displayed on a MapControl.

public : class MapElement : DependencyObject
struct winrt::Windows::UI::Xaml::Controls::Maps::MapElement : DependencyObject
public class MapElement : DependencyObject
Public Class MapElement Inherits DependencyObject

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


Display pushpins, images, and shapes on the MapControl by adding them to its MapElements collection.

  • Display an image such as a pushpin with optional text by using the MapIcon class. Keep the default image or provide a custom image.
  • Define and display a MapPolygon or a MapPolyline.
  • Display a 3D model using the MapElement3D class.

Alternately, to display XAML elements on the MapControl, add them to its Children collection.

For more info, see Display maps with 2D, 3D, and Streetside views.

Version history

Windows version SDK version Value added
1709 16299 MapStyleSheetEntry
1709 16299 MapStyleSheetEntryState
1709 16299 Tag
1803 17134 IsEnabled


MapElement() MapElement() MapElement() MapElement()

Initializes a new instance of the MapElement class.


Dispatcher Dispatcher Dispatcher Dispatcher

Gets the CoreDispatcher that this object is associated with. The CoreDispatcher represents a facility that can access the DependencyObject on the UI thread even if the code is initiated by a non-UI thread.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
IsEnabled IsEnabled IsEnabled IsEnabled

Indicates whether users can interact with the MapElement.

IsEnabledProperty IsEnabledProperty IsEnabledProperty IsEnabledProperty

Identifies the IsEnabled dependency property.

MapStyleSheetEntry MapStyleSheetEntry MapStyleSheetEntry MapStyleSheetEntry

Gets or sets the name of an entry in the map's style sheet that you'd like to apply to this MapElement.

MapStyleSheetEntryProperty MapStyleSheetEntryProperty MapStyleSheetEntryProperty MapStyleSheetEntryProperty

Identifies for the MapStyleSheetEntry dependency property.

MapStyleSheetEntryState MapStyleSheetEntryState MapStyleSheetEntryState MapStyleSheetEntryState

Gets or sets the name of the state of this MapElement. If the style sheet defines a style for that state, that style is applied to this element. Values defined in the style sheet for the state override values defined in the MapStyleSheetEntry.

MapStyleSheetEntryStateProperty MapStyleSheetEntryStateProperty MapStyleSheetEntryStateProperty MapStyleSheetEntryStateProperty

Identifies for the MapStyleSheetEntryState dependency property.

MapTabIndex MapTabIndex MapTabIndex MapTabIndex

Gets or sets a value that determines the order in which elements of the MapControl receive focus when the user navigates through those elements by pressing the Tab key.

MapTabIndexProperty MapTabIndexProperty MapTabIndexProperty MapTabIndexProperty

Identifies the MapTabIndex dependency property.

Tag Tag Tag Tag

Gets or sets an arbitrary object value that can be used to store custom information about this object.

TagProperty TagProperty TagProperty TagProperty

Identifies the Tag dependency property.

Visible Visible Visible Visible

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the MapElement is visible on the MapControl.

VisibleProperty VisibleProperty VisibleProperty VisibleProperty

Identifies the Visible dependency property.

ZIndex ZIndex ZIndex ZIndex

Gets or sets the z-index of the MapElement. A MapElement with a higher z-index is displayed on top of a MapElement with a lower z-index.

ZIndexProperty ZIndexProperty ZIndexProperty ZIndexProperty

Identifies the ZIndex dependency property.


ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty)

Clears the local value of a dependency property.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns any base value established for a dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback) RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback) RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback) RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback)

Registers a notification function for listening to changes to a specific DependencyProperty on this DependencyObject instance.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object)

Sets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64) UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64) UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64) UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64)

Cancels a change notification that was previously registered by calling RegisterPropertyChangedCallback.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

See also