VIEWS or the Virtual Earth Map Control for Silverlight?
The official Map Control for Silverlight is currently available through Microsoft Connect
. Chris Pendleton also provided a great introduction
to the control at Mix 2009.
See a demo of VIEWS
on Channel 9!
We plan to provide additional documentation, but for now your best resource still remains the Virtual Earth SDK
. We tried hard to strike the right balance between staying true to the SDK and providing a proper managed interface.
For example, VEMap
is still called VEMap
, but the onchangeview
event was renamed to ViewChanged
is passed to a method and the method returns true
if the event has been handled. In our managed wrapper, VEMapEvent
has been changed to VEMapEventArgs
and this class exposes a Boolean Handled
property. Finally, .Net naming conventions
were followed, meaning that a lower case ‘x’ field will have become an uppercase ‘X’ property. We welcome your feedback on these changes.
Please see the Getting Started
page for instructions on getting VIEWS up in running in your own Silverlight projects.
Contributing to VIEWS
We welcome contributions from the community. Here are a few ways you can help:
- Submit bug reports to the Issue Tracker
- Submit feature requests to the Issue Tracker
- Volunteer to fix a bug or implement a feature <- Highly recommended :)
- If you would like to submit a bug fix or feature but aren't an ongoing contributor, please:
- Zip up your code and post them as an attachment to the work item.
- Follow the Assignment Agreement Instructions to become a code contributor (only needs to be done once, not for every submission).
By posting your submission to the Issue Tracker, you agree to do so under the CodePlex TOU
VIEWS was originally created by Adam Eversole as an internal Microsoft Research project. The wrapper was further refined and published by Jared Bienz.
Thank you Adam and Microsoft Research for contributing this effort to the community!