Map Style Sheets
The Bing Maps SDK supports both default and custom Map Style Sheets. A Map Style Sheet represents a set of rules that define the style of the map in a map view.
Via the MapStyleSheet static methods you can create and combine multiple style sheets, where later sheets override settings set by earlier sheets.
Default Map Style Sheets
The pre-built Style Sheets establish the fundamental mode that a map view will render in. Available options are specified in MapStyleSheets:
|Empty||A map style with an empty canvas. Useful if you want to display a custom set of tiles with no underlying map data.|
|Aerial||A photorealistic map style with no markup.|
|AerialWithOverlay||A photorealistic map style with labels, roads, and borders.|
|RoadDark||A road map style with a dark theme.|
|RoadLight||A road map style with a light theme.|
|RoadCanvasLight||A road map style with a low-contrast light theme (some details such as hill shading disabled).|
|RoadHighContrastDark||A road map style with a high-contrast dark theme.|
|RoadHighContrastLight||A road map style with a high-contrast light theme.|
Custom Map Style Sheets
You can create your own Map Style Sheet by writing custom JSON that overrides the default settings. Usually a default base map style is combined with custom JSON to change the appearance of the map.
The style sheet JSON API is described in Map Style Sheet Entries.
The style sheet JSON can also be created interactively using the Map Style Sheet Editor.
Changing the appearance of the map
See some examples for How to change the appearance of the map.