WPF and Silverlight Map Control: A few more images (coming in v2011 vol 2)

23 September 2011

I recently mentioned the upcoming release of our WPF and Silverlight Map Control and wanted to provide you with a few more descriptive images of what the new Map Control will deliver to market once we release DXperience v2011 vol 2.

First and foremost - here are a couple of images of our WPF and Silverlight Data Providers: Bing and Open Street.

WPF and Silverlight Map Control - Bing Data Provider

WPF and Silverlight Map Control - Open Street Data Provider

Here is a screenshot demonstrating the ability to draw multiple layers on a single map...

WPF and Silverlight Map Control - Multiple Layers

And finally - heres a simulated Sales Dashboard - visualizing sales by specific location on a Map (click to open Flash animation)

WPF and Silverlight Map Control - Sales Dashboard 

 

22 comment(s)
Daniel Rieck IMC

Does the OSM provider support different renderers?

23 September, 2011
Michael Proctor [DX-Squad]

Hopefully MS will invest some money to improve the Bing Mapping service, Google far surpases Bing for Imagery and for accurate Road information here in Australia.

Bing lists some roads as not built even though they were finished over 4 years ago...

However none of this is in DX control, having the ability for some graphical representation is still great and really look forward to this control.

23 September, 2011
Sigurd Decroos

Any luck for Winforms?

23 September, 2011
ZeroUno

Is touch enabled?

23 September, 2011
Dean Martin

What are the Bing and Open Street licensing terms when this new control is being used?  Must it be on a free, public-facing website?

Also, is Virtual Earth in play here at all?

23 September, 2011
Alex K (DevExpress)

@Daniel: Thank you for your interest!

Yes, the OSM provider supports only two rendering types, and they show only small differences in the rendering of green areas.

23 September, 2011
Alex K (DevExpress)

@Michael: We also hope so. And disregard the world maps you obtain from any map provider. Please note that our new DXMap Suite can be also used to draw maps in a vector format (Shapefiles), for example, to represent a map of a hotel, stadium, etc. -  which is quite a popular task in many LOB applications.

23 September, 2011
Alex K (DevExpress)

@Sigurd: Thank you for your feedback - we will consider adding WinForms maps in the future!

23 September, 2011
FreSoft

HOT

23 September, 2011
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

Hopefully Google will go away :-)

What an awful company to do business with.

23 September, 2011
Bruno Cossi

Excellent, this was very much a missing piece and having it added to the Devexpress offering will allow me to cut down on the number of third party providers I use :-)

Is there any plan to support ESRI / ArcGIS? Or more generally, what other providers are in the pipeline?

Is it going to be possible for developers to implement our own providers? Will developers be able to e.g. point this at an in-house GIS system? Will there be support for individual layers?

24 September, 2011
Mark Bissett 2

+1 for WinForms please. Currently I use MapExtreme and I pay through the nose for it!

24 September, 2011
Robert Fuchs

+1 for Winforms

25 September, 2011
OLIVIER ANSQUER

+1 for Winforms

26 September, 2011
Alex K (DevExpress)

@Bruno: We have already implemented loading map items from the shapefile (ESRI format). As for creating our own map providers, currently we don't have such plans.

26 September, 2011
Mark Bissett 2

What about loading MapInfo Tab files? If you are putting in ESRI support then it would seem sensible to include MapInfo also as these are the two biggest players in the GIS World.

26 September, 2011
Alex Boston

XAF vs ( WPF, SL and MVC)

Hi DX thanks for your hard work but what about your product XAF.

We was promised that WPF and SL XAF willbe ready by end of this year. Then we hear you postponed it to some unkown future.

Mean while in other hand in WPF and SL we had Map Control and Report designer  in SL and other things.

I think thing in XAF are years behind :-(

2 October, 2011
David Bentz

I'm hoping that this control has an overload for the tile fetch event or async method, this would enable the ability to target many other tile sources, such as our ArcGIS server, local tile caches, custom data views to overlay onto basemaps etc.

I have writtin my own tile'd map control and would love to move to a control that someone else is supporting,features required:

1) Method to fetch tile, passing in zoom, column, row to build a target to pull the tile, or even allow me to pullit myself, then I could use our several terabytes of custom built tiles directly from the SAN.

2) Ability to plot push pins, and draw lines and shapes, as long as it didnt fight me I could do all this myself as the code is already written.

That would allow me to no longer have to maintain several thousand lines of mapping code, the only downside would be loss of winform support but I can live with that as long as it was well behaved in the interop hosting control.

3 October, 2011
Elliot Slater

+1 for winforms as well.

10 November, 2011
CESAR F. QüEB

+1 for winforms

7 December, 2011
CESAR F. QüEB

Why this product is not included in the 2011.2 suite?.

7 December, 2011
CESAR F. QüEB

Looking for this control in MSDN page.. without luck!!.. where is the link for MSDN page?. How to register it?

Thank you

7 December, 2011

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