Yesterday, the Virtual Earth Silverlight Control CTP (Community Technology Preview) was announced at MIX’09. I was also fortunate to get early access to the CTP, so I’ve been playing with it for a few days. I can’t show you any code yet (until it’s released publicly), but I can tell you a little about it for now. Once it’s released I’ll be posting some articles that range from Basic How-To to Implementing Some Cool Stuff; but you’ll have to wait a little bit for those.
For now, here’s a little info…
Here’s a couple screenshots of the Map in action:
The first one shows a Polygon, Polyline and a Video plotted on the Map.
The second one shows a Tooltip being displayed from the mouse hovering over a Polygon.
Also keep in mind that this is just a CTP (Community Technology Preview); which means: 1) You can NOT use it in Production, and 2) The next release (CTP, Beta, Whatever) may contain (and probably will) breaking changes. So, if you’re looking for a Silverlight Map Control you can roll into Production Today, then you’ll want to check out the DeepEarth Project.
Keep an eye out for my tutorials as I release them, starting tomorrow as soon as the CTP is Released To Web (RTW).
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