Found a bug. When map is rendered, I mouse over under the Road menu item and after that I pressed back button in current page (this is under the Metro style application built on JS/HTML) and error raises. It tries to hide popup by timeout but at that time the current window content is already changed and there are no corresponding element on the page.
Well, Sometimes updates come. No idea what's being fixed, because there is no way to get any details on release notes. Threads on msdn forums are just viewed and no reply from any team member received. Okay, I'll give 2 stars instead of one. But please make transparent release notes, voting for features (uservoice, for example) and do answer at support forums. We're writing apps for your Store, so please be polite.
Older release reviewed:
No bindings. Designer support too awesome to be working. Often map doesn't show changes until you move it or do some other magic.
Solid SDK with new features regularly released. Note that most of the negative reviews are based on older versions that had less features and were buggy. This SDK is updated regularly so if you do have an issue report it to MSFT and they will likely try and correct it in one of these updates.
I too experienced the same issues as some previous fellow reviewers cited. Horrible... It's sad to realize that this last Bing Map SDK version doesn't even nearly meet the basic WinRT criteria and is obviously far from being ready for common use.. Sorry to say folks, but this BM version sure needs a lot of refactoring...
This release is fine but still some problems i downloaded the SDK and install the .vsix file and added the reference of the new DLL in my project everything is fine but once i upload the whole solution on SVN and try to run the same project in another system in which i didn't install the SDK but i have the refernece of new dll , the BETA watermark is still there , to fix this problem i install the SDK after that watermark is gone forever , is this some issue with this release ?
I downloaded the new version of Bing map from this page. On this page the version of the bing map is 1.1.20120927.0 When I reference the downloaded Bing Map in my project, it is still showing the version number of 188.8.131.52 When I try to run "Windwos App Certification Kit" on my app, it is complaining about the BING MAPS. The certification tool fails with following error messages:
Error Found: The supported APIs test detected the following errors: ◦API ??0COMException@Platform@@QE$AAA@H@Z in vccorlib110.dll is not supported for this application type. Bing.Maps.dll calls this API. ◦API ??0ChangedStateException@Platform@@QE$AAA@XZ in vccorlib110.dll is not supported for this application type. Bing.Maps.dll calls this API. ◦API ??0Delegate@Platform@@QE$AAA@XZ in vccorlib110.dll is not supported for this application type. Bing.Maps.dll calls this API. ◦API ??0DisconnectedException@Platform@@QE$AAA@XZ in vccorlib110.dll is not supported for this application type. Bing.Maps.dll calls this API. ... ... ...
When will the RTM ship? We have a couple of apps blocked on this and we need the apps to ship before general availability. We have basically run out of time here. Could we at least have the app go into the app store to make launch then update it when the maps RTM?
Some in Microsoft please respond, this is urgent!
Try adding a plane transform to the map:
<PlaneProjection RotationX="-40" CenterOfRotationY="0" />
Now when you drag the map around, the map doesn't stay correctly under the cursor. Seems like you're missing a TransformToVisual to "negate" the transforms applied to the map when reacting to user input.
Is it possible to submit an app that use Bing Map SDK in this release? On my PC with Windows 8 RTM) there is "beta" as watermark over the map.
Do I need to await for the final release before submitting my app?
The watermark is quite an impertinence. I understand that you want to show the end users that this not a finished bersion. However, this version is not even presentable to my boss, not to mention our client.
Even development is hard. We use the Bing Maps SDK to display a route in the middle of the map. Now it's overlain with this huge watermark.