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Style Property Problems

This is a discussion on Style Property Problems within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; I'm currently on my 30-day evaluation of the MapPoint Web Service. I have an interesting problem with most the MapOptions.Style ...

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    Style Property Problems

    I'm currently on my 30-day evaluation of the MapPoint Web Service.

    I have an interesting problem with most the MapOptions.Style property. Here's a list of all the styles available through the Style enumeration:

    ================
    Default ***
    Climate
    Comprehensive
    EarthByDay
    EarthByNight
    Ecoregions
    Languages
    Locator
    LocatorBW
    Outline
    Parks
    PhysicalFeatures
    Political ***
    PoliticalBW ***
    PopulationDensity
    PrecipitationAnnual
    PrecipitationJanuary
    PrecipitationJuly
    Religions
    Road ***
    RoadBW ***
    Small ***
    SmallBW ***
    Tectonic
    TemperatureJanuary
    TemperatureJuly
    Terrain ***
    TerrainBW ***
    TimeZones
    ================

    In my case, only those styles you see denoted with a "***" suffix actually work. The others give an error when I try to use them. So, that means, of 28 available styles, 9 of them, or less than a third, actually work for me.

    So, my question(s) is/are:

    (1.) Is this simply a phenomenon of being on my evaluation version? In other words, will these styles work once I "pay up" for the real thing?

    (2.) Is this a regional thing? Like, the styles that aren't working, maybe they work in a different part of the world?

    (3.) Are these styles that don't work basically on a "to do" list at Microsoft? Like, they *plan* on implementing all of them, but so far have only gotten around to 9?

    I'm starting to demonstrate MapPoint within my company, and I'm having a hard time explaining why 70% of the map styles in the drop-down list in my ASP.NET app don't work. Folks get pretty excited when they see the list, but are pretty disappointed pretty quickly.

    Thanks for any help on this.

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    Hello,

    The mapstyles available are dependent on the data source that you are using. From you list that you say are working I'd say you are using either the MapPoint.NA, MapPoint.EU, or MapPoint.BR data sources (although I believe that all have 12 map styles available not 9). The other map styles are only available when you are using the MapPoint.World data source.


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    Anonymous is offline Senior Member Black Belt
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    You're right--I'm only allowing the user to switch between NA and EU. I didn't even realize there was such a thing as "World".

    I'll try it now, though. Thanks.

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