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This document describes the Map Control's layers.
There are several types of layers:
This layer draws map images. The ImageLayer obtains these images from one of the supported data providers (Bing Maps, OpenStreetMap or Web Map Service Provider). The object assigned to the layer's ImageLayer.DataProvider property defines the service that provides data.
The screenshot below shows map images for the ImageLayer object from Bing Maps.
Add this layer to the Map Control to add GIS functionality to your application. The built-in UI elements allow end users to send requests to the corresponding GIS data provider, and the information layer displays the results of these requests in the Map control. The layer's data provider defines the type of geo information the layer displays (search, geocode, or route).
The following screenshot shows a Map Control with a search panel that displays results from the Bing Search Data Provider:
An image below shows the Map Control with the VectorLayer object that displays shapes loaded from a shapefile: