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Hello

Very new to xaml (possibly even missing the point completely!)

I believe the MapItemsControl is the way to go for data bound map overlays in Bing Maps.  The only example I can find is the snippet below.

Can someone explain what is happening here (especially the binding term)
Why do the examples use xaml ?  All those closing tags are so confusing.  Can someone vb.net it for me ?

<my:MapItemsControl x:Name="PushpinItems" Height="300">

            <my:MapItemsControl.ItemTemplate>

                <DataTemplate>

                    <my:Pushpin Location="{Binding Location}" >

                    </my:Pushpin>

                </DataTemplate>

            </my:MapItemsControl.ItemTemplate>

        </my:MapItemsControl>

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example uses xaml because bing maps in wcf uses xaml for designer. You can define all parameter by xaml properties, like center of the map, graphic templates and so on.

The binding part defines how the pin are bound to the collection of data, that usually is an observable collection of objects. In this case it is bound to the property "location"

so you have a service that returns an observable collection of a certain class that contains a property location

I've found a full simple example (that uses xml data, maybe can be more familiar) of bound pushpin

http://beyondrelational.com/modules/2/blogs/433/posts/12005/bing-maps-binding-xml-data-source.aspx

another example (with pushpin bound to list / observable collection) :
http://beyondrelational.com/modules/2/blogs/433/posts/12005/bing-maps-binding-xml-data-source.aspxhttp://beyondrelational.com/modules/2/blogs/433/posts/12005/bing-maps-binding-xml-data-source.aspx

but ... if you are looking for an easier solution, just add pushpin to map without binding them.
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ok.   I need to bind to a datasource using vb.net.
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my favorite example :

http://www.microsoft.com/maps/isdk/silverlight/#MapControlInteractiveSdk.Tutorials.DataBinding.TutorialMapItemsControl

this is a site of bingmaps with interactive code and samples
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good but no VB :(
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here is an example
silverlightexample.zip
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