See AJAX 7.0 in action with the new interactive SDK

As many of you know, we recently rolled out some updates to the AJAX Control 7.0 (and we apologize to those of you who experienced problems with that, if you are still seeing issues please visit our developer forum to find solutions and report issues).   We’ve also just launched an interactive SDK for our AJAX Control 7.0. This handy developer resource is a great way to check out features and easily find the corresponding...
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Bing Maps Android SDK available on Codeplex

InKnowledge has launched an open-source Bing Maps SDK for Android. This new SDK now gives Android developers a choice in terms of map controls and provides greater flexibility as a result of having direct access to the code base. You can find the SDK at: http://bingmapsandroidsdk.codeplex.com/ Built using the latest Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0, the Bing Maps Android SDK has all JavaScript wrapped with native Java calls. As a result, Android...
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Enabling the New Style in the Bing Maps AJAX Control

A while ago Chris Pendleton had blogged about the new map style that has become the default in our consumer facing AJAX and Silverlight sites. With the latest update to our Bing Maps AJAX control you can now also optionally enable this new style in your own applications through VEMapOptions-properties. In fact there are four new options: VEMapOptions.UseEnhancedRoadStyle is a Boolean value that allows you to enable the new map style. Default is...
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Bing Maps & Internet Explorer 9 (Beta)

The Internet Explorer 9 beta has just been released and if you are as nosy as I am, you probably already downloaded it. Since IE9 has just been released, it can hardly be officially supported but it will work with the latest versions of the Bing Maps SDK’s. There is however an issue with the older version 6.2 of the AJAX SDK that will result in rendering problems of VEShape-objects (points, lines and polygons). This issue also affects some...
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Bing Maps and Hotmail come together

If you are using the web-client of Hotmail or Office Live you may already have discovered it: Hotmail integrates now with Bing Maps. When you create a new email, you can now insert various types of content from Bing, including Bing Maps: When you select “Maps and Places” a task pane opens that allows you to add new locations or interact with a set of previously defined locations. By default you will find here the address that you...
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Add Bing (Maps) to Your Safari Browser Extensions

A while back I blogged about Internet Explorer Accelerators that used Bing services for quickly highlighting text and performing subsequent searches (see, “Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Includes Virtual Earth”). Well, Apple’s Safari browser has extensions that allow 3rd party services, such as Bing, to add on capabilities such as Bing Search, Bing Travel and arguably most important Bing Maps. If you have Safari installed, go to...
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Overlaying Parcel Boundaries on Bing Maps

In coordination with Digital Map Products (DMP), developers can now easily overlay over 100 million US parcels to more easily identify boundaries between properties. Using a simple, native method in Bing Maps and DMP’s ParcelStream API with just 7 lines of code (yes, SEVEN) you can tap into this wonderful trove of parcel information. So, how is it done? Luckily, DMP even provides code samples and working applications that you can just copy...
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REST Easy; Bing Maps Has You Covered

It was just 6 months ago that the Bing Maps Platform team officially launched support for the Silverlight control. This was in addition to the Bing Maps SOAP Service (via Windows Communication Foundation) and the AJAX Control that have been in use for years now. Today, we’re announcing a REST interface into those wonderful maps, aerial images, and geocoding and routing systems for your grubby coding hands to get all dirty. And, the beauty...
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Adjusting AJAX Pushpin Anchors

I haven’t written a code-based blog post in a while, so it was time. I had a question recently about anchoring pins to a specific part of the pin image, so I had to chase this beast down. In the original VEPushpin Class (now deprecated) the Bing Maps AJAX API allowed for relative specification of which part of a pin image was anchored to the lat/lon (bottomleft, topright, bottomcenter, etc). The replacement APIs (VEShape) actually give you...
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