The “Windows 8 Modern UI” (formerly known as “Metro”) defines a new programming model for apps which supports tablets and other touch devices.
Here we present two options for building interactive Windows 8 apps with xSever functions:
1. Embed xMap in “Bing Maps SDK for Windows Store apps”
This approach has the advantage that it works for any Windows 8 programming language. But it is a very new control and the API is currently restricted to some basic functions. Another restriction is that the control requires a Bing Maps key, even if it is used to display custom content only.
2. Use the Leaflet HTML5 map control
The flexibility of PTV xMap Server allows using virtually any interactive map control. Although Windows 8 is a very young system, and its developing infrastructure is currently in the making, powerful “apps” with PTV xServers can be built right now.
Feel free to ask for detailed information or source code of the samples: contact the xServer Support Team
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