Bing Maps with JavaScript and Windows 8

I was having some trouble finding any good information on how to implement the final build of Bing Maps (v1.1.20120927.0) into a WinJS Windows Store application.  It’s actually pretty simple.

Start by downloading and installing the Bing Maps SDK from:
http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/bb764f67-6b2c-4e14-b2d3-17477ae1eaca

In Solution Explorer, right click on References and add a reference to “Bing Maps for JavaScript”

Add the following script tag to the top of your HTML file:

And add a DIV tag to the HTML which will contain the map:

Now add the following JavaScript code to your JavaScript file:

Add this JavaScript to your onactivated or ready events in the JavaScript file:

 

Hide Welcome Screen Users posted to GitHub

If anyone has a suggestion for a better name than “Hide Welcome Screen Users” please feel free to drop me a line :).

Basically it’s just a very small tool written in C#/.NET that allows you to hide users from the Welcome Screen in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2.  I needed to create several users that performed system tasks, and it was annoying to see them on my Welcome Screen every time I booted up.  There’s an easy way in the registry to prevent specific users from showing up there, so this tool is basically just a small tool that edits those registry keys.

It’s checked in at: https://github.com/aplocher/Welcome-Screen-Hide-Users.  Please let me know if you find any issues with it.