We Broke It!? A VE Map Search Control v1 Required Update

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Our recent change of the consumer site to Windows Live Local broke some of the functionality of the Map Search Control, or Commercial Control.  Apparently when we updated the site’s URL the redirect to the new URL didn’t work for the proxy we wrote, an error that didn’t surface in our testing. So, your Commercial Control application probably needs updating.  The change is simple but necessary–you must manually update the…
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v2 Change: Map Bounding Lat/Long

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In v1 of the standard control, if you needed to get the bounding lat/long of the map you could do this: var y1 = map.GetLatitude(0);var x1 = map.GetLongitude(0);     var y2 = map.GetLatitude(map.height);var x2 = map.GetLongitude(map.width); There were two problems with this approach. For the South East corner it relies on map.width and height, which no longer exist in the v2 control (map width and height are governed by the container now, hence…
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v1 Applications not Referencing ‘dev.virtualearth.net’ are not Working

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Just quick but important reminder note: Now that Windows Live Local has launched, if you are referencing the v1 of the standard control on the old URL: http://virtualearth.msn.com/js/MapControl.js You should update this to http://dev.virtualearth.net/standard/v1/MapControl.js This will keep your application working until you are able to transition to v2. See the original post for details. Alex DaleyTechnical Evangelist

v2 Change: onMouseClick -> onclick

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We will be posting a number of resources here and on MSDN to assist with migration ot the v2 Virtual Earth controls.   This post is the first of a number we have planned highlighting notable changes in the control and providing guidance on updating code.   One minor change to make note of when migrating to the v2 Standard Control is that the “onmouseclick” event is now the “onclick” event.  In the…
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Windows Live Local powered by Virtual Earth!!

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Update 1:  The Virtual Earth Standard Control SDK is avilable on MSDN: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=4304174 The news is out: the MSN Virtual Earth site is now called Windows Live Local.  Check it out: http://local.live.com The reviews so far have been great, and it is excellent to see such a positive response from our customers.  It was from all of your excellent feedback from the first beta that we were able to build this next…
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Virtual Earth Control URLs Changing

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To provide a stable and predictable set of tools for our developers through the future, we are moving the all controls for Virtual Earth to a new location. The original control locations will be retired in the coming weeks to prepare for changes required by the Windows Live Local announcement.  Updating your applications now will prevent these changes from impacting your applications and ensure future changes have minimal impact as…
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Welcome, Virtual Earth Developers

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Welcome to the new Virtual Earth developer blog.  Going forward, we will strive to make this blog a good resource for news and information on developing applications powered by Virtual Earth.  Here we will be posting coding tips and tricks, pointers to new content on MSDN and community sites, and other information on building the best VE experience for your customers.  This blog is very new, and we don’t have much posted yet….
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