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MapBillboard Class


Displays an image that scales and fades in relation to its distance from the ReferenceCamera of the MapBillboard.

public ref class MapBillboard sealed : MapElement
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Activatable(Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Maps.IMapBillboardFactory, 262144, "Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract")]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, 262144)]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingBehavior(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingType.Agile)]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Threading(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ThreadingModel.Both)]
class MapBillboard final : MapElement
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Activatable(typeof(Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Maps.IMapBillboardFactory), 262144, "Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract")]
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(typeof(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract), 262144)]
public sealed class MapBillboard : MapElement
Public NotInheritable Class MapBillboard
Inherits MapElement
Object Platform::Object IInspectable DependencyObject MapElement MapBillboard

Windows requirements

Device family
Windows 10 Creators Update (introduced in 10.0.15063.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v4.0)


A MapBillboard is very similar to a MapIcon. Use a MapIcon to emphasize a location on a map. Because images used to mark locations are typically small, they can remain the same size as users zoom in and out on a map.

Use a MapBillboard to show things like large images that relate to map locations. As users zoom out, the image will shrink proportionally in size to enable the user to view more of the map.



Initializes a new instance of the MapBillboard class.



Gets or sets the behavior of a MapBillboard when it collides with other map features due to zoom level.


Identifies the CollisionBehaviorDesired dependency property.


Gets the CoreDispatcher that this object is associated with. The CoreDispatcher represents a facility that can access the DependencyObject on the UI thread even if the code is initiated by a non-UI thread.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

Gets or sets the image for the MapBillboard. Provide an optional custom image to replace the default point of interest (POI) image.


Indicates whether users can interact with the MapElement.

(Inherited from MapElement)

Gets or sets the geographic location of the MapBillboard on the MapControl. The location is the geographic location on the MapControl at which the NormalizedAnchorPoint of the MapBillboard is positioned.


Identifies the Location dependency property.


Gets or sets the name of an entry in the map's style sheet that you'd like to apply to this MapElement.

(Inherited from MapElement)

Gets or sets the name of the state of this MapElement. If the style sheet defines a style for that state, that style is applied to this element. Values defined in the style sheet for the state override values defined in the MapStyleSheetEntry.

(Inherited from MapElement)

Gets or sets a value that determines the order in which elements of the MapControl receive focus when the user navigates through those elements by pressing the Tab key.

(Inherited from MapElement)

Gets or sets the anchor point of the MapBillboard. The anchor point is the point on the MapBillboard that is positioned at the point on the MapControl specified by the Location property.


Identifies the NormalizedAnchorPoint dependency property.


Gets the MapCamera settings that define the position and orientation where the image appears at a 1x scale.


Gets or sets an arbitrary object value that can be used to store custom information about this object.

(Inherited from MapElement)

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the MapElement is visible on the MapControl.

(Inherited from MapElement)

Gets or sets the z-index of the MapElement. A MapElement with a higher z-index is displayed on top of a MapElement with a lower z-index.

(Inherited from MapElement)



Clears the local value of a dependency property.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

Returns any base value established for a dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

Returns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

Returns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty, DependencyPropertyChangedCallback)

Registers a notification function for listening to changes to a specific DependencyProperty on this DependencyObject instance.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
SetValue(DependencyProperty, Object)

Sets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty, Int64)

Cancels a change notification that was previously registered by calling RegisterPropertyChangedCallback.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

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