ALKMaps provides various ways of handling events on layers, features, and controls; and they all stem from the
ALKMaps.Event classes. By default each layer comes equipped with an
events property containing an instance of the
ALKMaps.Events class that is attached to the layer’s div. Event Listeners can be registered to a layer on initialization or at any other time in your code.
Every layer has a default set of events triggered on it which are defined in the table below.
|Triggered when layer loading starts.|
|Triggered when layer loading ends.|
|Triggered when layer visibility is changed.|
|Triggered when layer moves (triggered with every mousemove during a drag).|
|Triggered when layer is done moving, object passed as argument has a zoomChanged boolean property which tells that the zoom has changed.|
|Triggered after the layer is added to a map. Listeners will receive an object with a map property referencing the map and a layer property referencing the layer.|
|Triggered after the layer is removed from the map. Listeners will receive an object with a map property referencing the map and a layer property referencing the layer.|
Creating an Event Listener #
register function, you can add an event listener to your layer. In the following example there is a “moveend” event listener on the vector layer. If the event is triggered on the layer by either zooming or panning the map, the vector’s graphic is changed from a green truck to a red one.
Triggering Events #
In addition to being able to create listeners for these events, you can also trigger your own events and attach listeners to them as well. In the following example a function that checks to see what time of day it is (morning, afternoon, night), runs once an hour. If the time of day changes, a ‘timechange’ event is triggered on the base layer with the new time of day. The listener then changes the map to an appropriate style to fit the time of day.