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BingSearchDataProvider Class

The class that is used to send requests to the Bing Maps Search service.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraMap

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraMap.v22.1.dll


public class BingSearchDataProvider :


The Bing Search Data provider is represented by the BingSearchDataProvider object that can be accessed via the InformationLayer.DataProvider property.

To get access to the search options of the Bing Search Data provider, use the BingSearchDataProvider.SearchOptions property.

If you wish to see the search results in a search panel, use the BingSearchDataProvider.ShowSearchPanel property.

The Search(string keyword) method is used to find a particular location by its name.

The Search(BingAddress address) method is used to find places by their addresses.

The results will be returned using the SearchRequestResult.SearchResults property of the BingSearchDataProvider.SearchCompleted event arguments’ SearchCompletedEventArgs.RequestResult property.


This example demonstrates how to allow users to search for a specific place on a map using the Search panel.

To enable searching in the map control, do the following.

The Search panel appears automatically (since the BingSearchDataProvider.ShowSearchPanel property value is true by default).


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“.

View Example

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

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

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

        public Form1() {

            BingSearchDataProvider searchProvider = new BingSearchDataProvider() { 
                BingKey = bingKey 

            searchProvider.SearchOptions.ResultsCount = 5;

            SearchLayer.DataProvider = searchProvider;
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