First of all do what everyone else tells you to do:
- add ID_Cap_Map capability in WMAppManifest.xml
- do not hesitate, tick also ID_Cap_Location.
then follow the instructions depending on your program needs.
then have no fear – WP8 Emulator DOES SUPPORT maps.
Check if you can visit any web page using the emulator’s browser. You probably will not be able to do that. In that case – CONGRATULATIONS you have just found the solution – change your router/web settings, and make sure that WP8 emulator has an access to the web.
The last resort is using maps component from the Windows Phone Toolkit:
- first of all, paste the following line to your XAML file:
- then add the following element to it:
<maps:Map x:Name=”myMap” Height=”400″/>
Now the maps will be emulated and displayed like a charm.