Configuration

An object that specifies configuration options for the widget.

areaSettings

Deprecated

Use the layers option instead.

An object specifying options for the map areas.

Type:

Object

The map areas usually represent geographical objects, such as countries, continents, etc. The appearance of these areas is specified by the options of the areaSettings configuration object. If these options are defined on the first level of the areaSettings object, they are applied to all the map areas at once. However, you can specify several of these options for certain areas exclusively. See the customize option description to learn how.

background

Specifies the options for the map background.

Type:

Object

The map background is a space on a map that does not contain areas. Within the background configuration object you can specify colors for the map background and its border.

bounds

Specifies the positioning of a map in geographical coordinates.

Type:

Array<Number>

Default Value: undefined
Cannot be used in themes.

When you need to display only a specific region on a map, rather than the whole thing, specify the geographical coordinates of this region using the bounds option. Assign an array of four values to this option. These values represent geographical coordinates in the following format: [minLongitude, maxLatitude, maxLongitude, minLatitude]. See the image below to discover how these values are applied to the map.

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NOTE
Specifying the bounds option with the { minLon: minLongitude, maxLat: maxLatitude, maxLon: maxLongitude, minLat: minLatitude } object is now deprecated.

center

Specifies the geographical coordinates of the center for a map.

Type:

Array<Number>

Default Value: [0, 0]
Cannot be used in themes.

By default, the map in the widget is centered on the (0, 0) point. If you need to center the map on a different geographical point, assign an array of two values in the [longitude, latitude] form.

controlBar

Specifies the options of the control bar.

Type:

Object

The control bar is a panel on a map that helps you navigate this map. This panel contains the pan control and the zoom bar for panning and zooming the map correspondingly. You can change the visibility of the control bar and adjust its colors using the options of the controlBar configuration object.

elementAttr

Specifies the attributes to be attached to the widget's root element.

Type:

Object

Default Value: {}
jQuery
$(function(){
    $("#vectorMapContainer").dxVectorMap({
        // ...
        elementAttr: {
            id: "elementId",
            class: "class-name"
        }
    });
});
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-vector-map ...
    [elementAttr]="{ id: 'elementId', class: 'class-name' }">
</dx-vector-map>
import { DxVectorMapModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxVectorMapModule
    ],
    // ...
})
ASP.NET MVC Control
Razor C#
Razor VB
@(Html.DevExtreme().VectorMap()
    .ElementAttr("class", "class-name")
    // ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(new {
        @id = "elementId",
        @class = "class-name"
    })
    // ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(new Dictionary<string, object>() {
        { "id", "elementId" },
        { "class", "class-name" }
    })

)
@(Html.DevExtreme().VectorMap() _
    .ElementAttr("class", "class-name")
    ' ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(New With {
        .id = "elementId",
        .class = "class-name"
    })
    ' ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(New Dictionary(Of String, Object) From {
        { "id", "elementId" },
        { "class", "class-name" }
    })
)

export

Configures the exporting and printing features.

Type:

Object

These features allow a user to export your widget into a document or print it. When exporting is enabled, the "Exporting/Printing" button appears in the widget. A click on it invokes a drop-down menu that lists exporting and printing commands. The following formats are supported for exporting into: PNG, PDF, JPEG, SVG and GIF.

NOTE
Safari on Mac OS does not implement an API for saving files. Therefore, exporting in these browsers requires setting up a server-side proxy. For details, refer to the proxyUrl option description.
See Also

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layers

Specifies options for VectorMap widget layers.

Type:

Array<Object>

|

Object

Default Value: undefined
Cannot be used in themes.

The vector map may contain several different layers. Each layer can be of "area", "line" or "marker" type.

The Z-order of layers depends on their order in the layers array in the following way: the first layer occupies the background, the last layer is brought to the foreground.

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legends[]

Configures map legends.

Type:

Array<Object>

Default Value: undefined

A legend is a supplementary map element that helps end-users identify a map area or a map marker. The VectorMap widget can display several legends simultaneously. To configure legends, declare an array of objects and assign it to the legends option. Each object in this array specifies settings of one legend. These settings are described in this section.

Each legend requires the source option to be set. This option specifies whether it is areas or markers that must be accompanied with a legend. Learn more from the description of the source option.

A map legend contains several legend items. A legend item consists of a marker and a text. You can change the size of markers using the markerSize option. To provide texts for legend items, you need to implement the customizeText function.

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loadingIndicator

Configures the loading indicator.

Type:

Object

When the widget visualizes local data, loading is instant. But when the widget is bound to a remote data source, loading may takes a considerable amount of time. To keep the viewer's attention, the widget can display a loading indicator.

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To activate the loading indicator, assign true to the loadingIndicator.show option. Once data is loaded, the loading indicator will be hidden automatically.

See Also

mapData

Deprecated

Use the dataSource option instead.

Specifies a data source for the map area.

Type:

Array<String>

|

String

Default Value: undefined
Cannot be used in themes.

markers

Deprecated

Use the dataSource option instead.

Specifies a data source for the map markers.

Type:

Array<Object>

|

String

Default Value: undefined
Cannot be used in themes.

Data you need to provide for map markers depends on the type of the markers you use. Generally, you need to declare an array of objects, each of which must hold the coordinates field specifying geographical coordinates of a marker. Additionally, you need to specify the value field (for bubble markers), or the values field (for pie markers), or the url field (for image markers). To display a label for a marker, specify the text field.

For a more comprehensive description of how to provide data for map markers, see the Data for Markers topic.

markerSettings

Deprecated

Use the layers option instead.

An object specifying options for the map markers.

Type:

Object

A marker is a point on a map accompanied by text that helps you flag places on the map. For example, you can use markers to designate cities on the map. The appearance of the markers is specified by the options of the markerSettings configuration object. If these options are defined on the first level of the markerSettings object, they are applied to all the markers at once. However, you can specify several of these options for certain markers exclusively. See the customize option description to learn how.

maxZoomFactor

Specifies a map's maximum zoom factor.

Type:

Number

Default Value: 256
Cannot be used in themes.

An end-user will not be able to zoom into a map larger than the factor specified here.

onAreaClick

Deprecated

Use the onClick option instead.

A function that is executed when an area is clicked or tapped.

Type:

Function

|

String

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

jQueryEvent:

jQuery.Event

The jQuery event that caused the handler execution. Deprecated in favor of the event field.

event:

Event (jQuery or dxEvent)

The event that caused the handler execution. It is a dxEvent or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery.

target:

Area

The Area object.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

onAreaSelectionChanged

Deprecated

Use the onSelectionChanged option instead.

A function that is executed when an area is selected or the selection is canceled.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

target:

Area

The selected/deselected area; described in the Area section.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

To identify whether the selection has been applied or canceled, call the area's selected() method.

onCenterChanged

A function that is executed each time the center coordinates are changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

center:

Array<Number>

The updated geographical coordinates of the center.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

onClick

A function that is executed when any location on the map is clicked or tapped.

Type:

Function

|

String

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

jQueryEvent:

jQuery.Event

The jQuery event that caused the handler execution. Deprecated in favor of the event field.

event:

Event (jQuery or dxEvent)

The event that caused the handler execution extended by the x and y fields. It is a dxEvent or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery.

target:

Layer Element

The Layer Element object (if available).

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

The clicked point's coordinates are available in the event field's x and y properties. The coordinates are calculated relatively to the client area which is the widget's container. To convert them into map coordinates, use the convertCoordinates(x,y) method.

onDisposing

A function that is executed before the widget is disposed of.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onDrawn

A function that is executed when the widget's rendering has finished.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

onExported

A function that is executed after the widget is exported.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onExporting

A function that is executed before the widget is exported.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

fileName:

String

The name of the file to which the widget is about to be exported.

cancel:

Boolean

Allows you to prevent exporting.

format:

String

The resulting file format. One of PNG, PDF, JPEG, SVG and GIF.

Default Value: null

onFileSaving

A function that is executed before a file with exported widget is saved to the user's local storage.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

fileName:

String

The name of the file to be saved.

format:

String

The format of the file to be saved.
Possible Values: 'PNG' | 'PDF' | 'JPEG' | 'SVG' | 'GIF'

data:

BLOB

Exported data as a BLOB.

cancel:

Boolean

Allows you to prevent file saving.

Default Value: null

onIncidentOccurred

A function that is executed when an error or warning occurs.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

target: any

Information on the occurred incident.

Default Value: null

The widget notifies you of errors and warnings by passing messages to the browser console. Each message contains the incident's ID, a brief description, and a link to the Errors and Warnings section where further information about this incident can be found.

The onIncidentOccurred function allows you to handle errors and warnings the way you require. The object passed to it contains the target field. This field provides information about the occurred incident and contains the following properties:

  • id
    The incident's ID. The full list of IDs can be found in the Errors and Warnings section.
  • type
    The incident's type: "error" or "warning".
  • args
    The argument of the incident's message. Depends on the incident. For example, it may be the name of the data source field that was specified incorrectly, or the name of the option that was not set properly.
  • text
    The text passed to the browser's console. Includes the args content, if there is any.
  • widget
    The name of the widget that produced the error or warning.
  • version
    The used DevExtreme version.

onInitialized

A function that is executed only once, after the widget is initialized.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

Default Value: null

You cannot access widget elements in this function because it is executed before they are ready. Use the onDrawn function instead.

onMarkerClick

Deprecated

Use the onClick option instead.

A function that is executed when a marker is clicked or tapped.

Type:

Function

|

String

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

jQueryEvent:

jQuery.Event

The jQuery event that caused the handler execution. Deprecated in favor of the event field.

event:

Event (jQuery or dxEvent)

The event that caused the handler execution. It is a dxEvent or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery.

target:

Marker

The Marker object.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

onMarkerSelectionChanged

Deprecated

Use the onSelectionChanged option instead.

A function that is executed when an marker is selected or the selection is canceled.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

target:

Marker

The selected/deselected marker; described in the Marker section.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

To identify whether the selection has been applied or canceled, call the marker's selected() method.

onOptionChanged

A function that is executed after a widget option is changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

name:

String

The option's short name.

fullName:

String

The option's full name.

value: any

The option's new value.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onSelectionChanged

A function that is executed when a layer element is selected or the selection is canceled.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

target:

Layer Element

The selected/deselected layer element; described in the Layer Element section.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

To identify whether the selection has been applied or canceled, call the layer element's selected() method.

onTooltipHidden

A function that is executed when a tooltip becomes hidden.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

target:

Layer Element

The layer element whose tooltip is hidden; described in the Layer Element section.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

onTooltipShown

A function that is executed when a tooltip appears.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

target:

Layer Element

The layer element whose tooltip is shown; described in the Layer Element section.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

onZoomFactorChanged

A function that is executed each time the zoom factor is changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

VectorMap

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

zoomFactor:

Number

The updated zoom factor.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

panningEnabled

Disables the panning capability.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

Setting this option to false disables a user to pan the map. However, you still can pan the map in code using the center(centerCoordinates) and viewport(viewportCoordinates) methods.

pathModified

Notifies the widget that it is embedded into an HTML page that uses a tag modifying the path.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false
Cannot be used in themes.

If you place the widget on a page that uses a tag modifying the path (<base>, <iframe>, etc.), some of the widget elements may get mixed up or disappear. To solve this problem, set the pathModified option to true.

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projection

Specifies the map projection.

Type:

Object

Default Value: undefined
Cannot be used in themes.

Pass the object returned by the projection(data) or get(name) method to this option.

Custom Projection Demo Floor Plan Demo

redrawOnResize

Specifies whether to redraw the widget when the size of the parent browser window changes or a mobile device rotates.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true
Cannot be used in themes.

When this option is set to true, the widget will be redrawn automatically in case the size of its parent window changes.

NOTE
To redraw the widget after the size of its container has changed, call the render() method of the widget's instance.

rtlEnabled

Switches the widget to a right-to-left representation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false
Cannot be used in themes.

When this option is set to true, the widget text flows from right to left, and the layout of elements is reversed. To switch the entire application/site to the right-to-left representation, assign true to the rtlEnabled field of the object passed to the DevExpress.config(config) method.

JavaScript
DevExpress.config({
    rtlEnabled: true
});

size

Specifies the widget's size in pixels.

Type:

Object

Default Value: undefined

The widget occupies its container's entire area by default. Use the size object to specify the widget's size if it should be different from that of its container. Assign 0 to size object's height and width options to hide the widget.

theme

Sets the name of the theme the widget uses.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'generic.light'
Accepted Values: 'generic.dark' | 'generic.light' | 'generic.contrast' | 'ios7.default' | 'generic.carmine' | 'generic.darkmoon' | 'generic.darkviolet' | 'generic.greenmist' | 'generic.softblue' | 'material.blue.light' | 'material.lime.light' | 'material.orange.light' | 'material.purple.light' | 'material.teal.light'

A theme is a widget configuration that gives the widget a distinctive appearance. Use can use one of the predefined themes or create a custom one. Changing the option values in the widget's configuration object overrides the theme's corresponding values.

NOTE
The following themes were deprecated or renamed: 'desktop', 'desktop-dark', 'android', 'android-holo-light', *android5.light*, 'ios', 'win8', 'win8-white', 'win8.white', 'win8.black', 'win10.white', 'win10.black'. In new applications, use themes listed in the accepted values.

Use the VizTheme enum to specify this option when the widget is used as an ASP.NET MVC Control. This enum accepts the following values: GenericLight, GenericDark, GenericContrast, GenericCarmine, GenericDarkMoon, GenericSoftBlue, GenericDarkViolet, GenericGreenMist, IOS7Default, MaterialBlueLight, MaterialLimeLight, MaterialOrangeLight, MaterialPurpleLight, MaterialTealLight.

title

Configures the widget's title.

Type:

Object

|

String

The widget's title is a short text that usually indicates what is visualized. If you need to specify the title's text only, assign it directly to the title option. Otherwise, set this option to an object with the text and other fields specified.

The title can be accompanied by a subtitle elaborating on the visualized subject using the title.subtitle object.

tooltip

Configures tooltips.

Type:

Object

A tooltip is a miniature rectangle displaying data of an area or a marker. A tooltip appears when the end-user hovers the cursor over an area or a marker. To show tooltips, do the following.

  • Enable tooltips.
    Set the enabled option to true.

  • Specify text to be displayed in tooltips. Specify the customizeTooltip option.

You can also change the appearance of tooltips using fields of the tooltip configuration object.

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touchEnabled

Specifies whether the map should respond to touch gestures.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

Assign false to this option if your map is not supposed to be viewed on touch-enabled devices.

wheelEnabled

Specifies whether or not the map should respond when a user rolls the mouse wheel.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

Rolling the mouse wheel zooms a map. If you need to disable this capability, assign false to the wheelEnabled option. A user will still be able to zoom the map using the control bar.

zoomFactor

Specifies a number that is used to zoom a map initially.

Type:

Number

Default Value: 1
Cannot be used in themes.

Use this option to specify a zoom factor for a map while configuring it. This option accepts a value that is greater than 1. Note that the zooming is performed with relation to the center of the map.

zoomingEnabled

Disables the zooming capability.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

Setting this option to false disables a user's ability to zoom the map. However, you can still zoom the map in code using the zoomFactor(zoomFactor) method.