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Map Suite MVC Edition Azure Deployment Guide

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.

The purpose of this guide is to show you how to upload your MVC Edition Sample to Azure Server, and at the same time install the MVC Server Edition to remove the watermark after deployment. It is using 3 key files( one cmd , one exe and one msi). MVC Server Edition serial number needs to be upgraded in the cmd file to pass the online validation.

This guide works with Map Suite 7.0 MVC Edition. If you are using assemblies you can directly use the attached tools. If you are using a newer version please replace the “Setup Unmanaged Dependencies” and update the corresponding script in MapSuiteMVCServerAzureInstaller.cmd.

Download the Sample

Download This Sample ( 24.12 MB)

Setting up the Environment

Run VS as administrator and create Windows Azure Cloud Service

Add a MVC 3 web role

Add a shapefile to the project and write code as following to display it on the map

Map map = new Map("Map1", new System.Web.UI.WebControls.Unit(99, System.Web.UI.WebControls.UnitType.Percentage), 460);
map.MapBackground.BackgroundBrush = new GeoSolidBrush(GeoColor.FromHtml("#E5E3DF"));
map.CurrentExtent = new RectangleShape(-131.22, 55.05, -54.03, 16.91);
map.MapUnit = GeographyUnit.DecimalDegree;
map.MapTools.PanZoomBar.Enabled = true;
map.MapTools.MouseCoordinate.Enabled = true;
ShapeFileFeatureLayer layer = new ShapeFileFeatureLayer(Server.MapPath("SampleData/cities_a.shp"));
layer.ZoomLevelSet.ZoomLevel01.DefaultPointStyle = PointStyles.Capital1;
layer.ZoomLevelSet.ZoomLevel01.ApplyUntilZoomLevel = ApplyUntilZoomLevel.Level20;
LayerOverlay overlay = new LayerOverlay();
return View(map);

Copy the 3 files to the project folder and reference them into your project

Set the 3 files’ Build Action to "Content" and Copy to Output Directory to "Copy Always"

Change the MapSuiteMVCServerAzureInstaller.cmd by typing in the license key, then rebuild

Add a new node to the ServiceDefinition.csdef under WebRole node as following

<Startup><Task commandLine="MapSuiteMVCServerAzureInstaller.cmd" executionContext="elevated" taskType="simple"></Task></Startup>

Publish it, the MVC server edition should have been installed and no watermark will be shown on the Map Suite Map.

map_suite_mvc_edition_azure_deployment_guide.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/17 05:01 by tgwikiupdate