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Map Suite Discussion Forum Guide

The ThinkGeo Developer Community is your hub for support, ideas and tips for developing with Map Suite.

General Guidelines

We have just a few simple rules that you must adhere to when posting, as well as some guidelines for making your contributions the most helpful for others.

  1. Your first post in the discussion forums will be held for moderator approval. Once your message has been approved, you will be able to make future posts without moderation.
  2. If you need help with or want to discuss a particular Map Suite product, please post in the Support Forum for that product. Map Suite 2.0 and Map Suite 3.0 products have their own set of support forums. Make sure you're posting in the right one!
  3. If you want to ask a specific question, you can flag your topic to make it easier for others see that you need help. For information on how to flag your topic as a question, see the instructions below.
  4. If you're looking for documentation and other reference information on how to use Map Suite, please browse our online Support Center.
  5. Absolutely no flaming or personal attacks will be tolerated.
  6. Above all, enjoy sharing your ideas, learning from others, and working with Map Suite. We're glad you're with us!

Flagging Your Topic as a Question

You can flag your new topic as a question to make it easier for others to see that you need help. This will also let you mark a specific answer as the “Correct Answer” so that others can see what you did to solve your problem.

To mark your topic as a question, select “Not Resolved” from the Topic Status drop-down:


Then, type your post subject, message and click Submit when you're finished. You'll notice that a question mark icon appears next to your topic on the forum list.

When you receive a response that answers your question, you can mark that response as the correct answer by clicking the “Correct Answer” button above that post:


Afterwards, the question mark icon next to your topic will change to a green checkmark, indicating that your issue has been resolved.

Posting Inline Code

If you need to paste a snippet of source code into your forum message, please use our special source code tags. These tags will make sure your code is formatted and colorized so that others can more easily read it.

To do this, first type your message as usual. When you're ready to paste in your source code, switch the message editor into “Source” view by clicking the button shown below:


Then, add one of the following sets of tags, depending on the language of the source code you want to paste in:

If you're posting C# code, use:

<code  lang="csharp">


If you're posting VB code, use:

<code lang="vb">


If you're posting HTML, use:

<code lang="html">


If you're posting JavaScript, use:

<code lang="script">


Once you add one of these sets of code tags, paste your source code in between them.

Please note that your source code will not appear to be formatted correctly when you preview your post. Your code will be stylized and formatted only when you submit your post.

If you need to make edits to your post after submission, select your post and copy it to the clipboard before clicking the “Edit” button. This will preserve your post in case the visual editor strips out any of your source code.

Here is an example of what your formatted source code snippet will look like:

protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (!Map1.CustomOverlays.Contains("Markers"))
            <nowiki>//</nowiki> Add a new feature as a marker
            Map1.MarkerOverlay.Features.Add("Marker", new Feature(0, 52));
            <nowiki>//</nowiki> Set the marker style, and make it available all over the zoomlevels.
            Map1.MarkerOverlay.ZoomLevelSet.ZoomLevel01.DefaultMarkerStyle.WebImage = new WebImage("../../theme/default/img/marker_blue.gif", 21, 25);
            Map1.MarkerOverlay.ZoomLevelSet.ZoomLevel01.ApplyUntilZoomLevel = ApplyUntilZoomLevel.Level20;

Adding Attachments

If you need to post more than a brief snippet of code to a Map Suite Discussion Forum post, or would like to upload an entire file of source code for our support team to review, you can use the attachment system.

To attach a file to a post you're writing, scroll down below the Submit button until you see the “Attachments” panel, then click the arrow on the right side to expand it. Then you'll see these controls:


Simply select “Browse,” find the file you want to attach, then press “Upload.” The file you attach will appear at the end of your post once it is submitted, with a link to download it. If you attach an image, you'll optionally be able to insert it into your message.


  • Up to three files can be attached to each post.
  • Attached images can be no larger than 640 pixels wide and 1024 pixels tall.
  • Each attached file must be less than 250 KB in size.
  • Only files with the following extensions are allowed:
.bmp .c .cpp .cs
.csproj .doc .docx .gif
.h .htm .html .jpg
.js .pdf .png .sln
.txt .vb .vbproj .xaml
map_suite_discussion_forum_guide.txt · Last modified: 2015/09/15 03:37 by admin