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Oxygene and WP8 – MapsDirectionsTask Launcher

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The MapsDirectionsTask launcher launches the Maps Application in Windows Phone device and displays the driving direction between the specified end points to the MapsDirectionsTask object.

How to use the MapsDirectionsTask Launcher in Windows Phone 8 with Oxygene?

To use the MapsDirectionsTask launcher with Oxygene, follow the below steps.

1. Include the following namespace in the code behind file.

uses
Microsoft.Phone.Tasks;

2. Create an instance of the MapsDirectionsTask, specify the start and the end points used for identifying the driving direction. You can also provide only one end point in which case, the current location of the user is taken for the other end point.

// developerpublish.com - MapsDirectionsTask Launcher Sample
var direction: MapsDirectionsTask := new MapsDirectionsTask();
var location1: LabeledMapLocation := new LabeledMapLocation('Domlur , Bangalore', nil);
var location2: LabeledMapLocation := new LabeledMapLocation('HSR Layout BDA Complex , Bangalore', nil);
direction.Start := location2;
direction.End := location1;
direction.Show()

Oxygene and WP8 - MapsDirectionsTask Launcher

Download the sample source code on MapsDirectionsTask Launcher in Oxygene and WP8 here

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.