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Microsoft® Silverlight® Edition: Programming Windows® Phone 7 by Charles Petzold

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Using a Map Service

Of course, most people curious about their location prefer to see a map rather than numeric coordinates. The Silverlight demonstration of the location service displays a map that comes to the program in the form of bitmaps.

In a real phone application, you’d probably be using Bing Maps, particularly considering the existence of a Bing Maps Silverlight Control tailored for the phone. Unfortunately, making use of Bing Maps in a program involves opening a developer account, and getting a maps key and a credential token. This is all free and straightforward but it doesn’t work well for a program that will be shared among all the readers of a book.

For that reason, I’ll be using an alternative that doesn’t require keys or tokens. ...

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