It's time for our final June TechNet Guru winner!

Congratulations to Tiziano Cacioppolini, our Windows Phone Guru winner for June 2013! To find all the competitors for June (and more information about this monthly contest), see the Wiki article: TechNet Guru Contributions for June 2013.

 

Tiziano Cacioppolini's avatar

About Tiziano:  Web and software developer. Windows Phone enthusiast in Perugia, Italy.

Tiziano's Site:  http://tiziano.cacioppolini.it/

 

Tiziano won with this wonderful contribution:

Windows Phone 8 Development: Maps and Clusters

 

Here are our June contributors:   

Guru Award  Windows Phone Technical Guru - June 2013  

Gold Award Winner

 

Tiziano Cacioppolini Maps and clusters Peter Laker: "Excellent subject, nice detail!"
Ed Price: "Great code and explanations! It could benefit from code blocks and headers/sections to break it up a little more. Great article!"

Silver Award Winner

 

isenthil How to Launch Windows Phone 8 Emulator without using Visual Studio 2012? Peter Laker: "Thanks for the tip!"
Ed Price: "Short and sweet. Great formatting with the TOC and sections."

 

Also, Isenthil grabs a medal for the second month in a row! Congrats to both winners!

 

Here's an excerpt from the article:

 

This code example demonstrates how to dynamically group pushpins in the map control.
There is a lot of code for Windows Phone 7, then I merged all what I need to create a project for WP8.

First of all you need some namespace declaration: for map control and for pushpins from WP Toolkit.

xmlns:map="clr-namespace:Microsoft.Phone.Maps.Controls;assembly=Microsoft.Phone.Maps"
 
xmlns:maptk="clr-namespace:Microsoft.Phone.Maps.Toolkit;assembly=Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Toolkit"
 
 
 

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Read the rest here:

Windows Phone 8 Development: Maps and Clusters

  

Thanks to Tiziano Cacioppolini for your great contribution to the TechNet Guru contest! You can read about all the June winners here: TechNet Guru Award Winners - June 2013

  

Also, for the August Guru competition, see TechNet Guru Contributions - August 2013. The judges are going through the July entries now! 

   

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