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HERE Maps API - How to create a Context Menu

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When the user clicks the mouse right button, a RightClick event takes place. On the Ovi Maps API there is certain functionality that can be attached to it and the opening menu.

In this example we will add Routing Component and the Search component.

map.components.add(myRightClick); map.components.add(myRoutingComponent); map.components.add(mySearchComponent);

These can be then bound to further parts of your program to provide additional functionality.


Ovi Maps API supported web browser (basically any modern web browser)

The example assumes you have already added the Ovi Maps to your web page as explained in the previous article "Ovi Maps - add the map to any web page"

Important about Maps credentials

With Ovi Maps API you can start without having any credentials given, but you might face a performance gap. In order to get the full potential out of the offering, you must get the credentials that authenticate your application against the Services. Please read through the Location API.

For more information on how to obtain the credentials, please start with the Ovi Maps API Developers Guide section "Acquiring API credentials"


In the example we will add a RightClick() component to the map, then populate it with Routing and Search.

Example code

<script src="http://api.maps.ovi.com/jsl.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
<div id="map" style="width:100%; height:100%;"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
myRightClick = new ovi.mapsapi.map.component.RightClick () ;
myRoutingComponent = new ovi.mapsapi.routing.component.RightClick();
mySearchComponent = new ovi.mapsapi.search.component.RightClick();
var map = new ovi.mapsapi.map.Display(document.getElementById("map"), // new instance of Ovi Maps
components: [
new ovi.mapsapi.map.component.Behavior(),
new ovi.mapsapi.map.component.ZoomBar(),
new ovi.mapsapi.map.component.Overview(),
new ovi.mapsapi.map.component.TypeSelector(),
new ovi.mapsapi.map.component.ScaleBar()
'zoomLevel': 8,
'center':[26, -80]
map.set("baseMapType", map.SATELLITE);

For more on Ovi Maps API

Please check out the Ovi Maps API full documentation and API reference here:


Tested with

Google Chrome 11.0x

Mozilla Firefox 5.0b

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