The sample demonstrates how to use JavaScript and Visual C++ and to create app for Windows 8.1 named Bing Maps Trip Optimizer. Bing Maps Trip Optimizer uses JavaScript to define the UI and C++ to perform a computationally expensive algorithm in parallel, which can improve overall performance.

Here's what you'll learn:

This sample is written in JavaScript and C++ and requires some experience with these or similar programming languages. It also requires a Bing Maps Key in order to run.

This app is based on existing code that uses HTML and JavaScript to define the UI and a C++ ActiveX control to perform the background processing. For more info about how the sample works, how we migrated the ActiveX version of the app to a Windows Store app, and some of the considerations to make when you migrate existing JavaScript and ActiveX code to Windows 8, see Developing Bing Maps Trip Optimizer, a Windows Store app in JavaScript and C++.

To obtain an evaluation copy of Windows 8.1, go to Windows 8.1.

To obtain an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, go to Visual Studio 2013.

Note  For Windows 8 app samples, download the Windows 8 app samples pack. The samples in the Windows 8 app samples pack will build and run only on Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.

Related topics

Windows 8 app samples

Operating system requirements

Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 R2

Build the sample

  1. Start Visual Studio 2013 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
  2. Go to the directory in which you unzipped the sample. Go to the directory named for the sample, and double-click the Visual Studio 2013 Solution (.sln) file.
  3. Press F7 or use Build > Build Solution to build the sample.

Run the sample

To debug the app and then run it, press F5 or use Debug > Start Debugging. To run the app without debugging, press Ctrl+F5 or use Debug > Start Without Debugging.