Overview in Windows Forms Map (Maps)

17 Jan 20221 minute to read

WinForms Maps is a graphical representation of geographical data. This is used to represent the statistical data of a particular geographical area on the earth. Using pan and zoom features, maps can be navigated.

Maps control is used for users who want to build a Windows application that can be used in any .NET environment including C#, VB.NET, and C++ to develop the geographical projects.

User guide structure

The product comes with numerous samples as well as an extensive documentation to guide you. This user guide provides detailed information on the features and functionalities of the maps control. It is organized into the following sections:

  • Overview: Provides a brief introduction to our product and its key features.
  • Installation and Deployment: Elaborates on the install location of the samples, license, and more.
  • What’s New: Lists the new features implemented for every release.
  • Getting Started: Guides you on getting started with Windows application, controls, and more.
  • Concepts and Features: Illustrates use case scenarios, code examples, and screenshots under this section.

Prerequisites and compatibility

This section covers the requirements mandatory for using maps control. It also lists operating systems and browsers compatible with the product.


The prerequisites details are listed in the following table:

Development Environments
  • Visual Studio 2013
  • Visual Studio 2012
  • Visual Studio 2010 (Ultimate and Express)
  • Visual Studio 2008 (Team, Professional, Standard, and Express)
  • Borland Delphi for .NET
  • SharpCode

  • .NET Framework versions
  • .NET 4.5.1
  • .NET 4.5
  • .NET 4.0
  • .NET 3.5

  • Compatibility

    The compatibility details are listed in the following table:

    Operating Systems
  • Windows 8.1 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Documentation

    Syncfusion provides the following documentation segments to provide all necessary information for using maps control in Windows application in an efficient manner.

    Type of documentation Location
    Readme [drive:]\Program Files\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\x.x.x.x\Infrastructure\Data\Release Notes\readme.htm
    Release Notes [drive:]\Program Files\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\x.x.x.x\Infrastructure\Data\Release Notes\Release Notes.htm
    User Guide (this document) Online


    (Navigate to the Maps for Windows Forms User Guide.)

    Note: Click Download as PDF to access a PDF version.

    Installed DocumentationDashboard -> Documentation -> Installed Documentation.
    Class Reference Online


    (Navigate to the Windows Forms User Guide. Select


    in the second text box, and then click the Class Reference link found in the upper right section of the page.)Installed DocumentationDashboard -> Documentation -> Installed Documentation.


    You can also explore our WinForms Map example that shows you how to render and configure the Map.