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  1. Allow drawing of basic shapes (lines, triangles, ... ) on MapControl in a 3d layer

    Let us draw non static basic shapes on the MapControl over the 3d view but not stuck to the terrain. Shapes that can be changed anytime needed and with altitudes different to the ground level.

    Something like: https://i.stack.imgur.com/wjzfc.png

    3 votes
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  2. [Bug] Changing ViewPadding causes viewport to zoom out

    Adjusting the ViewPadding from 0,0,0,0 to 300,0,0,0 and back causes the camera to zoom out slightly each time.

    1 vote
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  3. Add Tooltip to MapIcon

    MapIcon or any MapElement does not have a Tooltip property. This is because it is not a FrameworkElement. Can we add a way to have Tooltips.

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  4. Disable 3D / Terrain Elevation / Relief of the UWP MapControl

    I want to disable 3D or set every mountain/surface in the map to altitude zero? I need to have a fully flat map. I know I can disable the user from changing the camera's pitch, but it is not enough.

    2 votes
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  5. Do we have a quota limitation to call the MapService and MapControl in UWP app?

    I want to use MapService and MapControl in our UWP app, we know there are quota limitation for Bing Maps Keys, but we are not sure if this limitation is expanded to the MapService and MapControls.

    2 votes
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  6. mapcontrol visibal bound

    Retrieve visible bounds. what I think cool is getting the Lat,Long points of visible map layer allowing me to place any useful information on the sides or corner. for example I can add some text "or anything I please" on the side instating how far is this point to the current GPS location

    2 votes
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  7. Better control over map data source watermarks

    In the case where no bing maps data is being used (e.g. a CustomMapTileDataSource with the bing maps layer disabled using MapStyle=None, MapTileSource Layer=BackgroundReplacement) you still get the "(C) Microsoft Corporation" watermark, which is now flat out wrong.

    Ideally some way to disable the bing maps access explicitly, plus some smart watermark (i.e. if custom tiles are being displayed, get the watermark(s) associated with them).

    3 votes
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  8. MapControl requires a MapServiceToken even for custom tile sources

    MapControl has some nice extensibility options but requires specifying a token even if you're using local or custom tile sources as the background replacement layer.

    5 votes
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  9. MapControl crashing in BingMaps.dll!Engine::PerspectiveCamera::updateProjectionMatrices(void)

    MapControl crashing whole App with the following stacktrace:

    ucrtbase.dll!abort()
    ucrtbase.dll!terminate()
    ucrtbase.dll!__crt_state_management::wrapped_invoke<void (*)(void),void>(void (*)(void))
    BingMaps.dll!Engine::PerspectiveCamera::updateProjectionMatrices(void)
    BingMaps.dll!Engine::PerspectiveCamera::getProjectionMatrix(enum Engine::Camera::MatrixIdentifier)
    BingMaps.dll!Engine::Renderer::startFrame(class Engine::Viewport *,class Engine::Camera const *,double,double,double)
    BingMaps.dll!SIV::ViewRenderer::render(class Engine::Renderer &,class Pal::ElapsedTime const &)
    BingMaps.dll!SIV::SharedImmersiveViewer::render(void)
    BingMaps.dll!MapControl::Map::render(void)
    BingMaps.dll!Bing::Maps::MapRenderer::renderThread(void)
    BingMaps.dll!std::_Func_impl<<lambda_a77bea285e51c66d4fab5c13cfe643df>,std::allocator<int>,void>::_Do_call()
    BingMaps.dll!<lambda>(void
    BingMaps.dll!Microsoft::WRL::Details::InvokeHelper<Microsoft::WRL::Implements<Microsoft::WRL::RuntimeClassFlags<2>,ABI::Windows::System::Threading::IWorkItemHandler,Microsoft::WRL::FtmBase,Microsoft::WRL::Details::Nil,Microsoft::WRL::Details::Nil,Microsoft::WRL::Details::Nil,Microsoft::WRL::Details::Nil,Microsoft::WRL::Details::Nil,Microsoft::WRL::Details::Nil,Microsoft::WRL::Details::Nil>,<lambda>(void),1,-1>::Invoke()
    threadpoolwinrt.dll!Windows::System::Threading::CThreadPoolWorkItem::CommonWorkCallback(void)
    threadpoolwinrt.dll!Windows::System::Threading::CThreadPoolWorkItem::BatchedCallback(struct _TP_CALLBACK_INSTANCE *,void *,struct _TP_WORK *)
    ntdll.dll!TppWorkpExecuteCallback()
    ntdll.dll!TppWorkerThread()
    kernel32.dll!BaseThreadInitThunk()
    ntdll.dll!RtlUserThreadStart()

    Please conntact me for a code to reproduce this crash.

    2 votes
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  10. [Bugs?] Zoom action change the FillColor of MapPolygon

    I have some MapPolygon filling with a semitransparent color, like Color.FromArgb(85, 255, 255, 0);, the color always changes because of zooming in the map.

    3 votes
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  11. Windows 10 mobile 10.0.15063 map

    Map became unusable after phone 10.0.15063 update. Because:
    a) It is extremely slow. ResolveCompleted event comes after ten seconds.
    b) It draws MapPolygons blurred with jagged borders.
    c) It draws MapPolylines in wrong positions (very, very often). They take right position then after manual shifting of map, but initially 20-30% of them are misplaced after being added to MapElements collection. Most often it occurs near map borders.
    d) Lines on traffic layer are blurred, jagged and looking bad.

    4 votes
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  12. [Bug?] MapControl: Altitude changes when setting Center regardless of AltitudeReferenceSystem

    When I set Center with property or with TrySetViewAsync, map changes altitude based on height of the object below

    Example: Map is centered on ground, I move it to building and altitude jumps to building's height

    I tried all of AltitudeReferenceSystem values and they all produce the same result

    Also I can't get a full 2D map which is what I desire but no matter what I do the buildings are 3D

    2 votes
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  13. Enable rendering pipeline access in the MapControl (like VirtualEarth)

    We have a very large WPF application built upon the Virtual Earth API with heavy customization of the rendering pipeline. We are exploring moving forward with UWP, but currently there is no way to access the pipeline to add custom shaders and models like we do now in Virtual Earth with Microsoft.MapPoint.Graphics3D.GraphicsEngine3D and Microsoft.MapPoint.Rendering3D.Scene.Step. Please add the ability to access the rendering pipeline to the MapControl class.

    4 votes
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  14. MapLocationFinder.FindLocationsAsync() returns Address with unset street and house number properties

    The Street and StreetNumber property of the MapLocationFinder.FindLocationsAsync() results have no value. However, street and house number are included correctly in the FormattedAddress property. This bug occurs sine the Creators Update.

    3 votes
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  15. [Bug?] MapControl MapIcon rendering changed on W10 Creators update

    It appears that the MapIcon rendering by the MapControl has changed significantly with the Windows 10 Creators update. We have an app that at times, adds hundreds of MapIcon objects to the MapControl. Before Creators update this worked fine and the vast majority, if not all, were displayed. After creators update, we are only seeing a small portion of the MapIcon objects being rendered onto the map. And it's not because they are colliding with other MapIcons. We are seeing large portions of the map not displaying any of the MapIcons we've added.

    We have always been aware of the…

    3 votes
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  16. Support map tiles redraw [Animated tile layer]

    The MapControl is quite limited in operations with custom tiles. I have need to redraw the tiles periodically, because they become outdated (the closest similar example is traffic layer, which needs to be periodically refreshed).

    The (ugly) workaround I use is adding and removing MapTileSource, which forces tiles redraw. Even more, since this operation results in tiles flickering (because of redraw), I have to use 3 tile sources, switching between them. That crasy staff involves heavy redrawing of the map, and it also leads to visble scrolling slowing down in the moment of MapTileSource adding (which would be nice to…

    3 votes
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  17. MapControl with ShapeFiles - Universal Windows Platform

    Something that would really give the MapControl a leg up over ESRI would be the ability to create a ShapeFile object and pass it as a parameter to something like: MapElement.CreateElementsFromShapefile(shapefile) and get a list of MapElements that could be added to the map.

    3 votes
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  18. MapControl problem with GetOffsetForLocation

    If you request an offset for a location that is outside of the visible map portion, the returned point is not computed using the same Dpi than a location which lie inside of the visible portion of the map.
    Currently, we have to test if the returned points is inside the rect with a size of map.ActualWidth and map.ActualHeight.
    If the point is outside, we have to divide the result by RawPixelsPerViewPixel.

    Ex:

    a point with a location near the top right corner of the map and inside the map will have an offset of 319,0

    if the location is…

    2 votes
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  19. Modify the opacity of tile layers in MapControl

    Add opacity per layer to dynamically adjust layer opacity (say with a slider) if tiles have been previously loaded and viewed.
    The WP7 map control lets one adjust layer Opacity.

    Original request per jaybo_nomad in forum:
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/761009ed-975f-4995-b218-2fca2572ae44/win10-map-control-why-isnt-opacity-available-on-tile-layers?forum=bingmapswindows8

    2 votes
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  20. Add Animation features in Map API

    Does Windows 10 plan to add path animations in the map. As I am lead Windows developer for Ola cab service company in India and I am currently implementing custom Path animation of cabs real time movement on map. But since there is no optimized way to do so hence i have to update pushpin location in every frame. So would be great if Microsoft things in this way also.

    9 votes
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