question for mapcontrol.wpf RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi

    should connect to the internet for use Microsoft.Maps.MapControl.WPF?!!

    when i connect to the internet this control is working but disconnect not working?

    • Moved by JOshiro Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4:22 PM Bing maps question (?)
    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 1:38 PM


All replies

  • It pulls virtually all of it's information in over the Internet.  Otherwise this nice, little control would need several gigabytes installed on the user's computer!
    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:54 PM
  • The WPF control can't be used offline. As mentioned in the other response, the Bing Maps platform is huge (9+ petabytes) so it needs to be connected to the internet to pull in any data. It also needs to be connected so that it can authenticate the control. If you want to handle offline such that the map control doesn't crash your app but is just disabled take a look at this blog post I wrote:

    Sunday, August 25, 2013 5:00 PM