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MapView navigation?

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I have successfully created a MapView (bb::cascades::maps::MapView) and have added one GeoLocation (bb:: platform::geo::GeoLocation) which shows a marker on the map.


I have added a name and description to my location:


location->setName("Point of interest");

location->setDescription("This point is interesting");


So when I click on the marker the little bubble pops up showing me 3 things:


-The GeoLocation's Name. "Point of interest"

-The GeoLocation's Description. "This point is interesting"

-A button with an arrow on it.


The arrow on the button is usually associated with the ability to navigate to the marker in question. How do I capture a button press from this button? And more importantly, how can I start navigation when the button is pressed?



Posts: 358
Registered: ‎04-13-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Telus

Re: MapView navigation?

For Navigation you'll need to use the RouteInvoker


To use this you'll need this in your main.cpp:

#include <bb/platform/RouteMapInvoker>

qmlRegisterType<bb::platform::RouteMapInvoker>("bb.platform", 1, 0, "RouteMapInvoker");

 ^put that right under this code in your main.cpp:


Q_DECL_EXPORT int main(int argc, char **argv)

 As well as attach this in your qml:

RouteMapInvoker {
            id: routeInvoker

 And then onClicked or onTouch use this:

onTriggered: {
                routeInvoker.endLatitude = listItemLat.text <<<the latitude you want to go to
                routeInvoker.endLongitude = listItemLon.text <<<the longitude you want to go to
                routeInvoker.go() <<<calls the function