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Windows Phone 8 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by David R. Totzke, Lori Lalonde

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CHAPTER 8

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Maps, Location, and Routing

Windows Phone 8 ships with a new Maps control that is available in the Microsoft.Phone.Maps.Controls namespace. The Bing Maps control was browser-based and rendered in design mode. The new Map control is partially implemented in unmanaged code and therefore does not render in the Visual Studio designer. The new Map control is the same control used in the built-in applications, and it takes advantage of the new map platform that is included with the Windows Phone 8 OS. A nice design-time experience is certainly a plus, but the trade-offs in this case are well worth the price of admission. Some features enabled ...

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