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      How to: Add a Map Control at Design Time
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How to: Create a Map Control at Runtime

This example describes how to add a MapControl to a Windows Forms application and connect the control to the BingMapDataProvider data provider at runtime.

  1. Run MS Visual Studio.
  2. Create a new Windows Forms Application project or open an existing one.
  3. Open the Solution Explorer, right-click References and choose Add Reference... to add the Map Control Library.

  4. Select the following assemblies in the Extensions tab:

    • DevExpress.XtraMap
    • DevExpress.Map.Core
    • DevExpress.Data
    • DevExpress.Utils

    Click OK.

  5. Handle the Form.Load event as follows:

    The example above uses the following entities:

    Class Description
    MapControl (see MapControl) Displays raster and vector maps. Supports both popular map services (Bing Maps and OpenStreetMap) and custom map data servers inside your corporate network. See Map Control.
    ImageLayer (see ImageLayer) Displays map images obtained from map image data providers.
    BingMapDataProvider (see BingMapDataProvider) The class that loads map images from the Bing Maps data provider.

Run the application to see the result.

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