MapControl Class

A Map Control to display raster and vector maps. Supports both popular map services (Bing Maps and OpenStreetMap) and custom map data servers inside your corporate network.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Map

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Map.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public class MapControl :
    Control,
    IWeakEventListener,
    IMapView,
    IMapViewCore,
    ICoordinateSystemProvider,
    IPrintableControl,
    IInvalidKeyPanelHolder,
    IUnitConverterProvider,
    IMapCommandExecutor,
    IItemVisibilityCalculatorProvider
Public Class MapControl
    Inherits Control
    Implements IWeakEventListener,
               IMapView,
               IMapViewCore,
               ICoordinateSystemProvider,
               IPrintableControl,
               IInvalidKeyPanelHolder,
               IUnitConverterProvider,
               IMapCommandExecutor,
               IItemVisibilityCalculatorProvider

Related API Members

The following members accept/return MapControl objects:

Remarks

The DevExpress Map control provides all the functionality required to embed popular map services into your WPF applications. You are free to choose from any existing map data resource (like Bing Maps or OpenStreetMap) or establish your own map data server inside your corporate network.

In addition to using raster map images, you can also utilize vector elements of any shape, stored either in Shapefiles or other formats. The control has built-in navigation elements, supports animated zooming, element highlighting and much more.

The following image demonstrates a MapControl.

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To get acquainted with using the MapControl, please refer to the Getting Started section.

Examples

This example demonstrates how to connect to the Bing Maps web service using the BingMapDataProvider object.

Note that if you run this sample as is, you will get a warning message saying that the specified Bing Maps key is invalid. To learn more about Bing Map keys, please refer to the How to: Get a Bing Maps Key tutorial.

<Window xmlns:dxm="http://schemas.devexpress.com/winfx/2008/xaml/map"  
        x:Class="Wpf_MapControl_Lesson1.MainWindow"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525">
    <Grid>
        <dxm:MapControl CenterPoint="45,18" ZoomLevel="4" >
            <dxm:MapControl.MiniMap>
                <dxm:MiniMap Alignment="TopRight">
                    <dxm:MiniMap.Behavior>
                        <dxm:FixedMiniMapBehavior CenterPoint="45, 18"/>
                    </dxm:MiniMap.Behavior>
                    <dxm:MiniMapImageTilesLayer>
                        <dxm:BingMapDataProvider BingKey="YOUR BING KEY"/>
                    </dxm:MiniMapImageTilesLayer>
                </dxm:MiniMap>
            </dxm:MapControl.MiniMap>
            <dxm:ImageLayer>
                <dxm:ImageLayer.DataProvider>
                    <dxm:BingMapDataProvider BingKey="YOUR BING KEY"/>
                </dxm:ImageLayer.DataProvider>
            </dxm:ImageLayer>
        </dxm:MapControl>
    </Grid>
</Window>

Implements

See Also