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How to use Bing Maps offline when Internet Connection is not available? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear Bing Maps Support,

    I am currently working on Windows Store Apps (Windows 8.1) and using Bing Maps for location purpose. I have one query whether we can use offline Bing Maps using Bing Map Control or not when Internet Connection is not available in device. Please advice me what can be done because there may be a case when my client may not have internet connection and want to use maps in my windows store app.

    Awaiting for your response.

    Thanks.


    • Edited by Kinjan Bhavsar Friday, September 25, 2015 9:18 AM Spelling mistake
    Friday, September 25, 2015 9:17 AM

Answers

  • The map control built into Windows 10 will work in offline mode. Other versions of the bing maps controls (Win8, HTML, WPF, etc.) will not. If your app is targeting the Win 8.1 store, and using the Bing maps SDK for 8.1, it will not work offline. I'd suggest you look at moving to a Windows universal app targeting Win10.
    Friday, September 25, 2015 5:07 PM
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