ThinkGeo UI Controls
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ThinkGeo UI Controls
ThinkGeo Open Source
Help and Support
Note: The page was created before Map Suite 10. Map Suite 10.0 organized many classes into new namespaces and assemblies as well as had a few minor breaks in compatibility. The majority of previously built code should work without modification assuming the new namespaces are added. For guidance on upgrading your existing code, please check out MapSuite 10 Upgrade Guide.
Map Suite Desktop Edition is a .NET native set of GIS software controls that lets .NET developers add rich, interactive maps to their Windows desktop applications. Featuring both WPF & Winforms controls, packed with powerful mapping features and support for the most popular data formats, Map Suite Desktop Edition makes GIS accessible to developers of any skill.
The Core API documentation covers the ThinkGeo.MapSuite.Core namespace which resides in the MapSuiteCore.dll assembly. It contains all of the core GIS classes that are shared between the different Map Suite edition map controls and servers. It includes such classes as Style, FeatureSource, Layer, Projection etc. This is where the bulk of the classes are for most of the Map Suite products.
The Desktop Edition API documentation covers the ThinkGeo.MapSuite.DesktopEdition namespace which resides in the DesktopEditon.dll assembly. It contains all of the Desktop Edition specific classes such as the map control itself, Overlays, and supported map classes.
In addition to the samples below, we have dozens of interactive Winforms Desktop Edition sample applications available
All samples about Map Suite Desktop Edition.
These projects show various study cases based on Desktop Edition.
These samples show how to incorporate 3rd part background map(Google, Bing, etc) with your application.
These samples show various aspects of how to extend or create InteractiveOverlays
These samples show various ways to use labeling in your application.
Layers & FeatureSources
These samples show custom layers and feature sources from which you can get inspired to integrate your own data.
These samples show other miscellaneous features for the product.
These samples demonstrate robust printing and page layout features.
These samples feature various usages of projection.
These samples show various spatial functions such as union, buffer, merging data etc.
These samples show various kinds of styles such as styles that scale or adjust based on time of day.
These samples show various features related to vehicle and asset tracking
Zooming Panning Moving
These samples show various ways to move the map.
NOTE: We have provided hundreds of .Net code samples in C# & VB.NET to help you get going quickly. We have categorized them to allow you to quickly find what you are looking for. Each code sample includes an overview, complete code online to review and the ability to download the sample to run it yourself.
Desktop Edition Sample App Walkthrough Video Series
Step through the Desktop Edition sample applications and see how they're put together. We'll demonstrate how to use each app, then take you through every part of the source code and show you how it works.
Tip: You'll want to select “Fullscreen” to properly read the source code.
Extending Map Suite Video Series
The Desktop Edition screenshots gallery section showcases a wide range of screenshots covering various GIS features of the Desktop Edition map control.
All the frequently asked questions about Map Suite Desktop Edition.
These frequently asked questions cover high level GIS and mapping topics that are not categorized in other areas.
These frequently asked questions cover showing how to incorporate 3rd part background map with your application.
These frequently asked questions cover various aspects of how to extend or create InteractiveOverlays. Examples of InteractiveOverlay functions are things such as drawing track shapes, shape editing and track extents.
These frequently asked questions cover various aspects of labeling features.
These frequently asked questions cover custom layers and feature sources from which you can get inspired to integrate your own data.
These frequently asked questions cover various of other technical features of the products that are not included in other categories.
These frequently asked questions cover various aspects of projection such as how to re-project your data.
These frequently asked questions cover various spatial functions such as union, buffer, merging data etc.
These frequently asked questions cover displaying your GIS data using various styles. Some examples of styles would include using class breaks, clustering points, heat maps, etc.
These frequently asked questions cover various features related to vehicle and asset tracking.
These frequently asked questions cover various ways to move the map.
This article outlines various support options available through ThinkGeo. It explains the various methods and recommendations of which options work best depending on your issue.
This guide explains how to create a support ticket using the ThinkGeo customer portal. The guide also covers recommendation on when to use a support tickets versus other forms of support.
This guide explains how to create a constructive discussion forum post. It outlines the best practices in posting to ensure that your GIS questions get answered quickly and accurately.
This guide details the various ways of sending data to our support staff.
In Map Suite 10.0 we are starting to provide our products via packages on NuGet. This will allow references to our products to be added and updated easily. We have three different types of packages on NuGet, feature packages, dependency packages, and product packages, which will be expained in detail below. Each of these packages will also have two different build branches, production and development.
This guide explains the process and rations behind the Map Suite release schedule. It outlines release dates, version information, and various aspects related to publicly releasing Map Suite software.