Using Bing Maps Silverlight Control

To use Bing Maps Silverlight Control first we need to have Bing Map key with us, for this we need go to (bing map account center) to create an account and generate a key for us.

Once we have the key, we need to download Bing Map Silverlight Control SDK.

After this is done, we need to create a Silverlight Application Project.

Add References to

  1. Microsoft.Maps.MapControl.dll
  2. Microsoft.Maps.MapControl.Commin.dll

We can found them at C:\Program Files\Bing Maps Silverlight Control\V1\Libraries.

Then make the following changes to MainPage.Xaml.

<UserControl x:Class=”MyBingApplication.MainPage”



xmlns:d=”; xmlns:mc=”;

mc:Ignorable=”d” d:DesignWidth=”640″ d:DesignHeight=”480″>

<Grid x:Name=”LayoutRoot”>

<m:Map x:Name=”myMap” CredentialsProvider=”OurBingMapKey” Mode=”AerialWithLabels” ></m:Map>


Build the solution and run the OurApplicationtestpage.aspx.


Author: Nishant Rana

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