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How to use GOOGLE map API in windows store app 8.1 with XAML And C# ??

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  • How to USE GOOGLE MAP API in windows store app with XAML and C# ??

    Is there any way ??


    MobinYaqoob

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:05 PM

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  • Google doesn't have a C#/XAML map control. Nor do they have a map control for Windows Store apps. In fact less than 3% of Window Store apps that have maps in them are using Google Maps. You could potentially use a WebView control and how a web page that downloads the Google Maps control, but that's a bit messy (and buggy). You can pass JavaScript to a WebView control from C# if needed

    I highly recommend using Bing Maps. The free terms of use are much higher than Google Maps and there is a dedicated Native map control for Windows Store apps that allows you to use C#,VB or C++ along with being hardware accelerated. If you do decided to give Bing Maps a try here is a free eBook on creating location intelligent Windows Store apps: http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com/my-book/

    There is also a very powerful toolkit for Bing Maps that you can use if you want to do some advance things: http://mapstoolbox.codeplex.com/


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com


    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:32 PM

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  • In a Windows Store APP project which is XAML and C# Can we ADD a HTML and JavaScript File for Google Map Use ??

    for Define my problem

    Actually i am trying to use Google map api in my store app which is based on XAML and C#.But its not allowing me to do this.

    so is there any way that is use html and javascript file to doing it ??


    MobinYaqoob

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:12 PM
  • I can't speak specifically to Google map API, but you can host HTML in a WebView control.
    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:29 PM
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  • Google doesn't have a C#/XAML map control. Nor do they have a map control for Windows Store apps. In fact less than 3% of Window Store apps that have maps in them are using Google Maps. You could potentially use a WebView control and how a web page that downloads the Google Maps control, but that's a bit messy (and buggy). You can pass JavaScript to a WebView control from C# if needed

    I highly recommend using Bing Maps. The free terms of use are much higher than Google Maps and there is a dedicated Native map control for Windows Store apps that allows you to use C#,VB or C++ along with being hardware accelerated. If you do decided to give Bing Maps a try here is a free eBook on creating location intelligent Windows Store apps: http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com/my-book/

    There is also a very powerful toolkit for Bing Maps that you can use if you want to do some advance things: http://mapstoolbox.codeplex.com/


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com


    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:32 PM