Map Explorer demonstrates the use of new Map control for Windows Phone 8. This application shows functionality like searching of address, calculating route, etc in the same page, giving the user an immediate understanding of the Map property changes. To follow the standards of using location feature in the application it has also added the query dialog for user’s premising before accessing the location service of the device. The project wiki explains the compatibility and implementation of the application.
Windows Phone 8 Map API brings a fluid and extensive use of Map experience. Whether you are upgrading an existing Bing Maps application or writing a new Map application for Windows Phone 8 , Guide to the maps could be the one stop tutorial for you. This article explains step-by-step implementation of Windows Phone 8 Map API along with its features and the class library used.
Back in 1900, when the Michelin Brothers published their first guide, there were only 4,000 cars in all of France. Flash forward 112 years, and today Michelin’s online guide works with both Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive; restaurants that receive the Michelin window sticker also get a Nokia NFC tag. Tap the tag with your Nokia phone, and you’ll learn whether that eatery was truly worth the detour.
This week’s featured article illustrates how to use Interaction Behaviors API to Drag & Drop objects in Windows Phone, with an example. The example in the article implements the drag’n’drop sequences using the Interaction Behaviors API.
The article covers the use of this API on both – traditional UI components like TextBlock, Image, etc. as well as UI elements like drawing objects like Rectangle, Ellipse, Path, etc.
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