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Customizing Route Pushpins in V5

Using Virtual Earth version 5.0, you can create driving routes with automatically generated pushpins along the route that contain the driving itinerary inside the pushpin bubbles. After a VEMap.GetRoute call is made in Version 5.0, a VERoute object is returned. The VERoute has itinerary directions but has no information as to the co-ordinate of the route pushpins and no access to their InfoBox descriptions. This article will discuss how to manipulate these pushpins and generate your own version 5.0 route pushpins.

customized-route-pushpinsFigure 1 – Customized route pushpins

The “_dm” Object

To actually manipulate these route pushpins, it’s important to take …

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