How to Create Nicely Formatted Directions in Bing Maps Windows Store apps (.NET)

Not long after the Bing Maps Windows Store apps SDK was first released we published a blog post on how to calculate and display routes. We created a simple input form to allow the user to enter a start and end location and then displayed the route instructions using a ListBox. This works fine, however the directions in the Maps app in Windows 8 have a lot more options in the input form, and the route instructions have nice turn-by-turn icons. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have nice looking directions in our app or better yet if we didn’t have to directly access the Bing Maps REST services to calculate our route? In this blog post we are going to take a look at how we can create a similar user experience for directions in our own app much easier than the original post we published…READ MORE

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