New Interactive SDK for Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0 Rolled Out

Bing maps recently released updates to the AJAX Control 7.0, and today they've launched an interactive SDK for AJAX Control 7.0."This handy developer resource is a great way to check out features and easily find the corresponding code and events for use in your applications. The left hand nav shows you all of the major […]

Bing maps recently released updates to the AJAX Control 7.0, and today they've launched an interactive SDK for AJAX Control 7.0.

"This handy developer resource is a great way to check out features and easily find the corresponding code and events for use in your applications. The left hand nav shows you all of the major features in the SDK, while the body of the page shows you the feature in action with the (editable!) source code right below. On the right, alerts and events info is displayed," informs Bing Maps.

To check out what's new, try the following:

  • Create map with map options > Map with inertia intensity: Try varying the inertiaIntensity parameter in the source code window. Set it anywhere between 0 and 1, hit run, and then see what happens when you click and drag the map.
  • Create map with map options > Map with background color: Pull the fully zoomed out map down to see the background color and hit "Run" button. This shows off the new backgroundColor option and gives you a random color every time. Try typing in your own RGB values and see what you get.
  • Get user location > Get location: If the browser on your phone or PC supports the W3C GeoLocation API, then try out the new getCurrentPosition method to easily find yourself on the map. (Note that the accuracy of this function varies depending on the capabilities of the requesting client. For example, desktop users may see lower accuracy while mobile users see much higher.)
  • Loading dynamic module > Load module - clustering: This shows you how you can use the new module loading methods to register and load your own custom modules (or modules built by other Bing Maps developers).

You can find this new interactive SDK here and a list of what's new with the AJAX Control 7.0 here on MSDN.

[Source: Bing Maps]