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Microsoft.Phone.Maps Namespace

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

The Microsoft.Phone.Maps namespace contains core classes of the map control.


If you use this API in your app, you must specify the following capabilities in the app manifest. Otherwise, your app might not work correctly or it might exit unexpectedly.


Windows Phone 8

For more info, see App capabilities and hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8.


  Class Description
MapsApplicationContext Contains credentials that are used to authenticate requests for maps services.
MapsSettings Contains global map configuration settings.