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Does Desktop Maps work with .NET Core and Full Framework?

Yes! Desktop Maps is compatible with both .NET Core and .NET Framework.

Can I use this Control in a WPF, WinForms or UWP application?

Tech Compatible? Details
WPF Yes This control is natively written in WPF
WinForms Yes This control has a WinForms ElementHost used to embed into WinForms applications
UWP No Sorry, this component is not compatible with UWP applications at this time.

Do I have control over how the map looks and fits into my application?

Yes, absolutely. ThinkGeo Desktop maps is a user control, so you can easily integrate it into your application just like any other user control from the toolbox. We expose a large amount of APIs that allow you to customize every aspect of the map and the user interface so that they fit in with the look and feel of your application.

What other software is required to work with ThinkGeo Desktop for .NET Core?

You'll need either Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 or Visual Studio Code.

What type of map data does ThinkGeo UI Desktop for .NET Core Support?

ThinkGeo UI Desktop WPF for .NET Core comes with native support for the most popular vector and raster file formats. Check out the Supported Data Formats page for details.

How big of a learning curve is there to using ThinkGeo UI Desktop WPF for .NET Core?

ThinkGeo UI controls are designed to be easy to understand and easy to use. While mapping and GIS controls typically have a larger learning curve than other, simpler controls like grids or charts, we feel ThinkGeo has taken the complexity out of mapping and allows you to develop your application in days or weeks instead of months.

Where do I go if I need help with ThinkGeo UI for .NET Core?

We offer a large number of samples that cover a wide variety of use cases for Desktop Maps.

The Community Forms lets you search for questions raised by other ThinkGeo users or start a new thread and ask your questions.

We also offer professional services if you need to talk with a developer one-on-one.

Where do I go if I still have unanswered questions?

Check out our Licensing and Purchasing FAQs here, or email us any time at