Bing Maps V8 TypeScript Definitions
These are the official TypeScript definitions for the Bing Maps V8 Web Control. These can be used to provide intellisense and richer error catching functionality to your IDE.
Note: Due to popular demand, version 2.x now puts these definitions in a types folder instead of a scripts folder.
How to get the definitions
Use the NuGet Package
Using the Bing Maps V8 TypeScript Definitions NuGet package will make it easy to both add the definitions to your project and to also keep them up to date.
If using Visual Studio, open the nuget package manager, select the Browse tab and search for "Bing Maps V8". This should reduce the list of results enough to fine the "Bing Maps V8 TypeScript Definitions" package. The owner of the package is bingmaps.
Alternatively, if you are using the nuget commandline:
PM> Install-Package Microsoft.BingMaps.V8.TypeScript
Install npm package
Using the Bing Maps V8 TypeScript npm package is another easy way to add the definitions to your project and keep them up to date.
npm install -g bingmaps
Simply press the download button for this repository. Unzip the downloaded file, and copy the types folder into your project. Note that you will need to do this process again from time to time if you want to have the most recent definitions. This should only be needed if you want to use newer features or if bugs in the definitions have been corrected.
If using Visual Studio, you can add a reference to the core Bing Maps V8 functionality by adding the following to the top of your TypeScript file.
/// <reference path="types/MicrosoftMaps/CustomMapStyles.d.ts" /> /// <reference path="types/MicrosoftMaps/Microsoft.Maps.d.ts" />
If you want to also use some of the Bing Maps modules, you can either update the above reference to the following:
/// <reference path="types/MicrosoftMaps/Microsoft.Maps.All.d.ts" />
or you can add a reference to the individual module definitions.
|Heat Map Layer||types/MicrosoftMaps/Modules/HeatMapLayer.d.ts|
|Spatial Data Services||types/MicrosoftMaps/Modules/SpatialDataServices.d.ts|
|Well Known Text||types/MicrosoftMaps/Modules/WellKnownText.d.ts|
This project is just TypeScript definitions and not actual API code. You will need to add a script reference to the Bing Maps V8 Web Control in your application to load the functional API. For example:
The following shows the intellisense for events. Notice how a list of the supported events are displayed, thus saving you from having to go back to documentation to verify the correct event name. Also notice how the structure of the event argument is known and you can easily access its properties.
The following shows the intellisense for adding modules. A list of the supported modules appears, saving you from having to go looking for the correct name/spelling used in Bing Maps V8.
Q & A
Q: When will new Bing Maps features be added to these definitions.
- A: New features will be added to the definitions when they have graduated out of the experimental branch and into the main release branch of V8. This will often be done in parallel with MSDN documentation updates. A list of new features can be found in the release notes here.
Q: Whats the difference between version 1.x and 2.x?
- A: Version one put all the definitions in a scripts folder while version 2.x adds them to a types folder.
We welcome contributions. Feel free to file issues and pull requests on the repo and we'll address them as we can. Learn more about how you can help on our Contribution Rules & Guidelines.
You can reach out to us anytime with questions and suggestions using our communities below:
- Bing Maps V8 Interactive Code Samples
- Bing Maps V8 MSDN Documentation
- Bing Maps Blog
- Bing Maps forums
- Bing Maps for Enterprise site
See License for full license text.