Thursday, July 14, 2011

News: The latest stunning features in the AJAX Map Control

Today, Bing is officially unveiling three new modules and several new features for AJAX 7.0 Map Control. These new modules have come out with handy features and they’re able to show off the dynamic module loading capabilities of the AJAX 7.0 control by adding functionality when you need it and getting out of the way when you don’t need.
•    The new modules help you in calculating driving directions by using the new Microsoft.Maps.Directions module. This makes it easier than ever in integrating driving, transiting  and walking directions into your applications.
•    Next one is Display a venue map using the Microsoft.Maps.VenueMaps module. This Venue Maps show the details of what’s going on inside malls, airports and shopping districts. Moreover, you can show your customers not just where the building it, but exactly where your store is located inside. This is one of the best and the most popular features of Bing. Maps today and now you can make it part of your apps as well.

•    Third one is Show Current Traffic on the map using the Microsoft.Maps.Traffic module. Not only does this module make it easier to show traffic conditions, the new traffic overlays that shipped with v1.2 of the road map style look better than ever.
•    To further customize your shapes, you can use the new property strokeDashArray of the PolylineOptions Object and PolygonOptions Object. This is Set polyline and polygon stroke dash.
•    Now, it is New tile layer property and event. Used to ensure the best performance of the tile layer during animation by modifying the new animationDisplayProperty of the TileLayerOptionsObject. Moreover, it determines when your tile layer is fully downloaded using the tiledownloadcomplete event.
•    Then, it is New Map Options. It is used for increased flexibility, new options showBreadCrumb, disableBirdseye, disable disablePanning, and disableZooming have been added to the MapOptions Object.
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