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Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development Beginner's Guide by Frank LaVigne, Cameron Albert

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Using the Bing Maps Silverlight Control

Mapping was one of the first great applications on the web. Customers could search for store locations, print directions from their house to just about anywhere and even check traffic; all from their computer.

Every major search engine has some kind of mapping feature. While all the major search engines offer publicly accessible APIs (application programming interfaces), only Bing Maps integrates tightly with Silverlight with a custom Silverlight control. You can use this control to easily add mapping functionality to any Silverlight project. What makes the Bing Maps Silverlight Map Control so great is that it leverages the power of Deep Zoom to seamlessly blend different aerial photos together for a much ...

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