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  • Hi,


    I  am working on a web application using vb.net and i need to use maps in my application.
    Most of my work involves displaying pushpin to locate address on map, getting latitudes, longitudes for the addresses, getting routes etc.
    I am looking at bing map developer articles and i found that everyplace they are using java script.
    Is it mandatory that i use java script for displaying the location, getting routes etc?
    Is there a way to get it done without using java script?

    Can you provide any good links with examples for further study?


    Thanks in Advance.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 6:32 PM

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  • There are many ways to add maps to your app:

    Windows Live Developer MVP - http://rbrundritt.spaces.live.com
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:32 PM
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  • If you choose to build a web app using the Bing Maps web services, you wouldn't use javascript at all - you'd use a server-side scripting language like vb.net or C#. You'd then build and make requests to the web services server and display the results in your web page.
    I'm not quite sure what you mean by "managing and making changes to the code".... it's no more difficult to make changes to C# than it it to make changes to javascript, or Perl, or Python - it all depends on which language you're most proficient with. There's no additional configuration required from Bing - you're in control of all the code in your application.
    Beginning Spatial with SQL Server http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430218290
    Friday, February 26, 2010 9:11 AM
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  • There are many ways to add maps to your app:

    Windows Live Developer MVP - http://rbrundritt.spaces.live.com
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:32 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Richard

    Couple of questions :

    If i chose Web services, do i need to use java script in the process?
    How difficult would it be to manage or make changes to the code later on?

    How difficult would it be manage or make changes if i decide to use simpovation

    Thursday, February 25, 2010 11:12 PM
  • If you choose to build a web app using the Bing Maps web services, you wouldn't use javascript at all - you'd use a server-side scripting language like vb.net or C#. You'd then build and make requests to the web services server and display the results in your web page.
    I'm not quite sure what you mean by "managing and making changes to the code".... it's no more difficult to make changes to C# than it it to make changes to javascript, or Perl, or Python - it all depends on which language you're most proficient with. There's no additional configuration required from Bing - you're in control of all the code in your application.
    Beginning Spatial with SQL Server http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430218290
    Friday, February 26, 2010 9:11 AM
    Moderator