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  • Overview of Map control
  • Creating a Map control
  • Popup for displaying markers
  • Displaying and handling maps
  • Displaying the maps
  • Maps handled by the user
  • Specific features
  • Internet Explorer: Required versions
  • Map control and Google license
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Overview of Map control
Versions 20 and later
WINDEVWindows The Map control is now available for WINDEV applications in Windows.
WindowsLinux The Map control is now available for WEBDEV sites in Windows and Linux.
New in version 20
WINDEVWindows The Map control is now available for WINDEV applications in Windows.
WindowsLinux The Map control is now available for WEBDEV sites in Windows and Linux.
WINDEVWindows The Map control is now available for WINDEV applications in Windows.
WindowsLinux The Map control is now available for WEBDEV sites in Windows and Linux.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App The Map control is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App The Map control is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App The Map control is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
The Map control allows you to display a map in order to geolocate, display points of interest (POI) and more, ...
This map comes from:
  • Versions 20 and later
    WINDEV the Google Maps service for Web sites via the Google Maps API.
    The use of the Map control is subject to specific terms and conditions. Depending on the use mode, you may have to use a Google key (MapLicenseGgl). Check the Google license before deploying your applications.
    New in version 20
    WINDEV the Google Maps service for Web sites via the Google Maps API.
    The use of the Map control is subject to specific terms and conditions. Depending on the use mode, you may have to use a Google key (MapLicenseGgl). Check the Google license before deploying your applications.
    WINDEV the Google Maps service for Web sites via the Google Maps API.
    The use of the Map control is subject to specific terms and conditions. Depending on the use mode, you may have to use a Google key (MapLicenseGgl). Check the Google license before deploying your applications.
  • Versions 21 and later
    Universal Windows 10 App the Bing Maps service for applications in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
    Caution:
    • The use of the Map control is subject to specific terms and conditions. A Bing key must be used (MapLicenseBing). Check the Bing license before deploying your applications.
    • Using an address specified with a string in a Map control may return inconsistent results. It is recommended to specify positions via variables of type Address or geoPosition.
    New in version 21
    Universal Windows 10 App the Bing Maps service for applications in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
    Caution:
    • The use of the Map control is subject to specific terms and conditions. A Bing key must be used (MapLicenseBing). Check the Bing license before deploying your applications.
    • Using an address specified with a string in a Map control may return inconsistent results. It is recommended to specify positions via variables of type Address or geoPosition.
    Universal Windows 10 App the Bing Maps service for applications in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
    Caution:
    • The use of the Map control is subject to specific terms and conditions. A Bing key must be used (MapLicenseBing). Check the Bing license before deploying your applications.
    • Using an address specified with a string in a Map control may return inconsistent results. It is recommended to specify positions via variables of type Address or geoPosition.
The map displayed is interactive: you have the ability to zoom, move, ... It can be displayed in map view or satellite view.

Creating a Map control

To create a Map control:
  1. On the "Creation" tab, in the "Graphic controls" group, click "Map".
  2. Click where the control will be created in the window or page.
To view the control characteristics, select "Description" in the context menu of the control.
The "General" tab allows you to define:
  • the display mode: map or satellite,
  • Versions 26 and later
    whether traffic information is shown or hidden.
    New in version 26
    whether traffic information is shown or hidden.
    whether traffic information is shown or hidden.
  • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App whether the zoom buttons must be displayed (or not) in the control,
  • the image used for the POI markers.
  • Versions 26 and later
    the popup displayed by default when a marker is clicked on. This popup can correspond to:
    • None: the default popup will be used.
    • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App Preset window: In this case, an internal window is automatically integrated into your project.
    • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App an internal window in your project.
    New in version 26
    the popup displayed by default when a marker is clicked on. This popup can correspond to:
    • None: the default popup will be used.
    • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App Preset window: In this case, an internal window is automatically integrated into your project.
    • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App an internal window in your project.
    the popup displayed by default when a marker is clicked on. This popup can correspond to:
    • None: the default popup will be used.
    • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App Preset window: In this case, an internal window is automatically integrated into your project.
    • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App an internal window in your project.
The "Details" tab is used to define:
  • WINDEV whether zoom by double click is enabled,
  • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App remember the last position displayed.
Remarks:
  • WINDEV The Map control cannot be used in automated tests.
Versions 26 and later

Popup for displaying markers

Depending on the platform, when a preset window or page is used to manage marker popups, the following elements are included:
  • WINDEV FI_WinDevPopupMarqueur_WD (internal window in the WDFAA component).
These elements contain:
  • two controls used to display the name and description of the marker.
  • a declaration code to handle the current Marker variable.
New in version 26

Popup for displaying markers

Depending on the platform, when a preset window or page is used to manage marker popups, the following elements are included:
  • WINDEV FI_WinDevPopupMarqueur_WD (internal window in the WDFAA component).
These elements contain:
  • two controls used to display the name and description of the marker.
  • a declaration code to handle the current Marker variable.

Popup for displaying markers

Depending on the platform, when a preset window or page is used to manage marker popups, the following elements are included:
  • WINDEV FI_WinDevPopupMarqueur_WD (internal window in the WDFAA component).
These elements contain:
  • two controls used to display the name and description of the marker.
  • a declaration code to handle the current Marker variable.
Displaying and handling maps

Displaying the maps

When the window containing a Map control is opened, a world map is automatically displayed: the map is centered on Europe, with medium zoom level.
WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App You can display the last position: simply select "Remember last position displayed" in the "Details" tab of the Map control description window. In this case, the last position is displayed with the same zoom level.

Maps handled by the user

The user can move on the map:
  • Universal Windows 10 App by scrolling the map with one or more fingers.
  • WINDEV by scrolling the map using the mouse.
  • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App via the control positioning buttons (if "Show zoom buttons" has been selected in the "General" tab of the control description window).
The user can zoom in or out:
  • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App by using the zoom buttons of the control (if the option has been selected in the "General" tab of the control description window).
  • Universal Windows 10 App by performing a "scale" or "pinch" gesture: spreading two fingers apart on the screen allows zooming in, and pinching them together allows zooming out.
  • Universal Windows 10 App by double-tapping the map to zoom in one level on a position (if this option has been checked in the "General" tab of the control description window).
  • WINDEV by double-clicking the map to zoom one level on a position (if this option has been checked in the "General" tab of the control description window).
  • programmatically with the Zoom property.
WINDEV For more details on the options available at runtime, see Map control: Automatic Application Features (AAF).
Specific features
WINDEV

Internet Explorer: Required versions

WINDEV In a WINDEV application, the Map control uses Internet Explorer's ActiveX on the client computer. To use the Map control in the application, the client computer must have Internet Explorer 10 or 11.

Map control and Google license

WINDEV Caution: Evolutions of Google license
Google Maps terms of service changed on June 22, 2016. From now on, a license key must necessarily be specified to use this service. You must:
  1. Generate the key in the Google developer console (https://console.developers.google.com). The operations to perform are as follows (valid at the date this page was written):
    • Use a Google account to connect to the developer console.
    • Create a project if necessary.
    • Click "Enable APIs and services".
    • Click "Maps JavaScript API".
    • Click "Enable" to enable the Google Maps JavaScript API.
    • Click "Credentials". Then, click the link "Credentials in APIs & Services".
    • Click "Create credentials".
    • Select "API key".
    • Validate the key creation and copy the key created by Google.
  2. Specify the key used in the application or in the site with MapLicenseGgl.
Google Maps terms of service changed on June 11, 2018. The license key for using this service now requires a payment.
Related Examples:
The Map control Unit examples (WEBDEV): The Map control
[ + ] This example explains how to use the Map control of WEBDEV.
It can be used to display a map that includes markers as well as an itinerary.
The Map control Unit examples (WINDEV): The Map control
[ + ] Using the Map control of WINDEV.
It is used to display a map that includes markers as well as an itinerary.
The GglGetStaticMap function Unit examples (WINDEV): The GglGetStaticMap function
[ + ] Using gglGetMap to display a Google map in an Image control.
WM Geolocation Cross-platform examples (WINDEV Mobile): WM Geolocation
[ + ] This example explains how to perform proximity searches with geolocation :
- search around me
- search in a city, at a given address, or close to a specific address.
The results are displayed in a looper and in a map with markers.
WM Sports Cross-platform examples (WINDEV Mobile): WM Sports
[ + ] This example is a sport application used to save your performances.
The application calculates the distance, the time, the average speed and the number of calories spent according to the sport.
The run is displayed on a map control via markers and an itinerary.

The example also includes a server part used to synchronize the user data.
This webservice is available in the WEBDEV "WW_Sports" example.
Minimum version required
  • Version 17
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