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How to: Connect a Map Control to the Bing Geocode Service

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This example demonstrates how to provide the capability for end-users to search an address associated with a specified location on a map and get detailed information about this place in the pushpin’s tooltip, utilizing the Bing Geocode web service. Do this as follows:.


Refer to How to: Get a Bing Maps Key if you run the application and see a window with the following error message: “The specified Bing Maps key is invalid. To create a developer account, refer to“.

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using DevExpress.XtraMap;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace GeocodeProvider {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        const string bingKey = "YOUR BING KEY HERE";

        InformationLayer GeocodeLayer {
            get {
                return (InformationLayer)mapControl1.Layers["GeocodeLayer"];

        public Form1() {

            GeocodeLayer.DataProvider = new BingGeocodeDataProvider() {
                BingKey = bingKey,
                MaxVisibleResultCount = 1