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The WinForms Map control is a powerful data visualization component that displays statistical information for a geographical area. It has highly interactive and customizable features such as zooming, panning, selecting, markers, bubbles, and color mapping. Using the Map control, you can render various maps, such as sales, political-boundary, weather, electoral, and route maps.

Shape layers

Render geographical shapes or custom shapes in WinForms Map.

WinForms Map data.


Bind shapefiles (.shp) and GeoJSON (.json) data to maps to render any geometric shape.

WinForms Map customizing shapes.


Customize the default style of a shape using the color, stroke, and thickness properties.

WinForms Map custom shapes support.

Custom shapes

Render any custom shape to represent building infrastructure, a sports stadium, plane or bus seat arrangements, and more.

WinForms Map sublayer support.


Load multiple shape files in a single map view. For example, add a sublayer over a main shape layer to view geographic features such as rivers, valleys, and cities in a map of a country.

Data labels

Easily annotate WinForms Map shapes with labels to improve the readability of a particular shape’s name. Customize the look and feel of default labels using font style, size, and color properties.

WinForms Map with data labels.

Heat map

Produce a heat map by customizing shape colors based on the underlying shape value.

WinForms Map with equal color mapping support.

Equal color mapping

Equal color mapping differentiates a shape’s fill color based on its underlying value and color. For example, apply colors to states based on their winning political candidates.

WinForms Map with range color mapping support.

Range color mapping

Apply colors to shapes by comparing their values with desired numeric ranges. For example, apply colors to states based on their population density.

Map annotation

Map annotation allows you to denote a place with symbols, like pins, or display a message at specific coordinates on a map.

WinForms Map with annotation support.

Annotation types

You can draw the shapes like circles, diamonds, rectangles, or squares to highlight a place.

WinForms Map with custom annotation.

Custom map annotation

Customize map annotation by adding images or any custom shape to highlight a location.

Map bubbles

Bubbles are used to add information to shapes, such as population density or land area. They are rendered with various magnitudes and colors based on the underlying data values of the shapes.

WinForms Map with bubble color customization.

Color customization

Customize the default color of a bubble and its transparency using the fill and opacity properties.

WinForms Map with bubble-size customization.

Size customization

Customize the minimum and maximum size of a bubble to enhance its readability.

User interactions

Interactive features, such as selecting, zooming, and panning, greatly enhance user experience.

WinForms Map showing selection functionality while tapping shapes.


Select or highlight an area or shape in order to center the view over that area on a map.

WinForms Map showing zooming and panning functionality.

Zooming and panning

Zooming allows users to get a closer look at a particular area, and panning allows users to move a map around to focus on a specific area.


Tooltips display a pop-up with additional information about the shapes, markers, and bubbles when the end user taps the map elements.

WinForms Map tooltip showing informaton about tapped elements.


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