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Which .NET mapping components are currently available? Focus is on desktop use and fairly basic mapping of SHP files (thematics etc.), not the more advanced GIS functionality (reprojections, clipping, point-in-polygon etc). Royalty free distribution is needed.

I am aware of TatukGIS, AspMap, Map Suite and MapXtreme. I believe ESRI has nothing to offer in this area any longer, now that mapobjects is gone.

Other options? Any stable open source offerings available?

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You could look at http://dotspatial.codeplex.com/ that has just released 1.0.

From what I can remember this pulls together a number of other components such as Proj4 library and Topology suite.

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Check out MapWinGIS.

MapWinGIS.ocx is a FREE and OPEN SOURCE C++ based geographic information system programming ActiveX Control and application programmer interface (API) that can be added to a Windows Form in Visual Basic, C#, Delphi, or other languages that support ActiveX, providing your app with a map.

Here's a screenshot of a sample application.

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It's licensed under the MPL 1.1 license so you can use it freely in your commercial and non-commercial applications.

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Dotspatial is native .NET and probably not very stable (early version 1), while mapwingis has it the other way around. Thanks for both suggestions. –  Uffe Kousgaard Feb 6 '12 at 17:06
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