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LoadMap (Basic)

This is an example of the most basic, simple map that can be made with Microsoft Virtual Earth/Bing Maps (version 6.2) and the LoadMap method. All of the values are left to default with exception of the size of the map which was made 640 x 480 as opposed to 600 x 400. Comments are placed within the code to explain which controls are required in each map that you construct with Virtual earth.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<title> - LoadMap (Basic)</title>
<!-- add a META element with the charset attribute set to "utf-8", as follows Your page must use UTF-8 encoding to create some elements of the map -->
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<!-- Reference to the map control -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="">
<script type="text/javascript">

// set the value of the varible map to null
var map = null;
// create a function to load the details of the map function
GetMap() {
// Initialize a new instance of the VEMap class
map = new VEMap('myMap');
// Load the specified map
map.LoadMap(); } </script>
<!-- Run the
GetMap function to load the map into the page -->
<body bgcolor=#FFFFFF onload="
<table align=center border=1>
<!-- Add a DIV element to the page to contain the map and assign it a location and size-->
<div id='myMap' style="position:relative; width:640px; height:480px;">
<!-- If not specified a default width of 600 pixels is used and a default height is 400 pixels -->