**I'm interested in adding a textbox (and button) to the Default navigation bar in Bing Maps v7.**
My intent is to add a place-name geocoder to help the user quickly zoom to a specific area on the map. (This is a service provided by Bing Maps API, I just need help adding the box to the control.) I can, but don't have to, use jQuery.
The website [http://pietschsoft.com/post/2010/12/18/Bing-Maps-Ajax-7-Add-Custom-Navigation-Bar-Buttons-using-jQuery.aspx] actually has some really great sample code showing how to add a button to the bar, though I can't seem to get a textbox to work properly. My suspicion is that Bing Maps is hijacking all of my key-presses to use for panning, etc., but I'm not positive.
Has anybody had any luck in doing this?