Yesterday, I released the fourth update release (v1.00.04) of my Web.Maps.VE component. The main feature addition in this update is the addition of .NET 3.5 support.

Below is an overview of the main features of Web.Maps.VE. For more information you can go here:

Implement Virtual Earth completely from server-side .NET code; No JavaScript Necessary

In case you're not familiar, Web.Maps.VE is an ASP.NET AJAX Virtual Earth Mapping Server Control. It abstracts out the need to write JavaScript when implementing Virtual Earth mapping within an ASP.NET application. Web.Maps.VE allows you to focus more of your time on implementing features that users want, rather than having to deal with the hassles of JavaScript.

The Sample website that comes with the control has an example of a dynamic/interactive map search implemented without any JavaScript code. This is functionality that would traditionally take hours or even days to write using Virtual Earth and JavaScript directly, and you can do it in a matter of minutes using Web.Maps.VE!

You can even handle Virtual Earth map events (such as: onclick,) from within server-side code.

Can you still use JavaScript if necessary?

Yes, Web.Maps.VE also has a JavaScript API so there's no limit to the custom mapping features that can be implemented. If there's a feature you need to implement that isn't easily done using only Server-Side .NET code, then you can still implement it directly in JavaScript. And, the best part is Web.Maps.VE utilizes the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions, so you can write JavaScript code to interact with the map that is object oriented and event driven!

List of Web.Maps.VE features

  • Control every aspect of the map using Server-Side .NET code; no JavaScript required.
  • Supports both .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.5
  • MapActionExtender
      • The all new MapActionExtender control (included within the product) allows basic map actions (like: Zoom In, Zoom Out, Set Aerial Map Style, and more) to be performed on the client-side without the need to write any JavaScript code.
  • JavaScript support
    • This was a much demanded feature by our customers, and allows much more custom solutions to be built using the control than in previous versions.
  • Show real-time Traffic data
  • SSL Support
  • Plot Pushpins, Polylines and Polygons
  • Multi-Point Driving Directions
  • Map Events are fired asynchronously via AJAX and handled within server-side .NET code
    • OnMapLoaded
    • OnClick
    • OnChangeMapStyle
    • OnChangeView
    • OnEndPan
    • OnEndZoom
    • OnObliqueEnter and OnObliqueLeave
  • Support Miles and Kilometers
  • Supports displaying multiple maps on the same page
  • Ability to easily build Dynamic/Interactive style Map Searches
  • Visual Studio Design Time Support

Plus, with each update release we are adding more and more new features. When you purchase a license for Web.Maps.VE v1.0, you will also get all updates to v1.0 for Free. We have already released 4 updates, and the update release schedule is currently every 2 to 6 weeks.

Download the Trial/Developer License Free!

The Web.Maps.VE Trial license is completely Free, and without feature limitation. The only limitation the trial has is you can only use it on a website that is access from local host (the same machine it's being run on).

Download Web.Maps.VE here