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Talk:Customized PushPin without WP8 toolkit PushPin Control

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DeepakKalra - good article about maps and custom pushpin

Great article. It explains the use of maps and displaying custom pushpin in window phone 8 in very simple and efficient manner.

DeepakKalra (talk) 12:57, 13 September 2013 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Subedited/Reviewed

Hi munjalrohit

Thanks for contributing! I hadn't commented yet because this is marked as "Draft category". Do you consider it ready for review?

I've given this a subedit. The main change is to the introduction where I have explained what a "PushPin" is, and provided links to the alternative. One thing that is not clear is why you're doing this - ie why is it good to have a pushpin without using the Windows Phone 8 ToolKit PushPin control? What do they both offer? What does this offer that the Toolkin pin doesn't? Are there other customisations that might be made?

You refer to "This UserControlLayOut is a usercontrol ..." but I don't see UserControlLayOut actually defined - should this be "UCCustomToolTip"

In terms of writing, to some extent this is just a code dump - ie "Layout for MainPage :", "Code behind for...". It would be even better if you took a little time to explain what your code does and how it is put together. Lastly, how people might customise it. Explanations would cover stuff like what this does: <Path Data="M0,0 L0,1 L1,0"

Perhaps headings like "Defining the pin", "How to make the tooltip display", "How to add the pin to a map" would help.

Thanks again!



hamishwillee (talk) 07:37, 19 September 2013 (EEST)

Intas - Great article

Hi, Great example of custom pushpins, one thing that I found missing is setting PositionOrigin, mylocationOverlay.PositionOrigin = new Point(0, 1); otherwise dot does not represent current point.



Intas (talk) 18:54, 9 May 2014 (EEST)

BuildNokia - I'm going to go ahead and remove "Draft" mode

This is a great article and it should be live where others can find it. Let me know if you want any additional help with it.


BuildNokia (talk) 02:02, 13 June 2014 (EEST)


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