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How to: Get a Bing Maps Key

This document describes how to register a Bing Maps account and create a key for it to use in your map application.

If you connect your MapControl to Bing Maps via the BingMapDataProvider and don't specify the valid Bing Maps key, you will get the following error.

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The error message suggests for you to visit the official Microsoft web page devoted to Bing Maps. This page contains links to web resources, which are useful for map application developers; the page also suggests that you create a new account and get a developer key for it.

That's all. For more information on using the Bing Maps service, please refer to the corresponding section in MSDN: Bing Maps.