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Hey,

I have a Google Map section on my site with 3 categories:

- Alpine
- Nordic
- Tubing

Right now they all have say 10 markers for each category. And are currently can be hide/show via a checkbox. I am looking to move it to something like:

 
<div class="marker_legend">
	<ul>	
		<li><a href="#alpine"><span><img width="12" height="20" style="margin-bottom:-6px;" alt="" src="http://localhost:8888/ski/wp-content/themes/images/googlepins/blue_Marker.png"> Alpine</span></a></li>
		<li><a href="#nordic"><span><img width="12" height="20" style="margin-bottom:-6px;" alt="" src="http://localhost:8888/ski/wp-content/themes/images/googlepins/red_Marker.png"> Nordic</span></a></li>
		<li><a href="#tubing"><span><img width="12" height="20" style="margin-bottom:-6px;" alt="" src="http://localhost:8888/ski/wp-content/themes/images/googlepins/green_Marker.png"> Tubing</span></a></li>
		
	</ul>
</div>

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Another developer coded this section for the checkboxes:

 
function hideOrShowPins(whoToShow,whichBox){
	
	for (i=0;i<markers.length;i++ ){
			if(markers[i][1]==whoToShow  && whichBox.checked == false){
				markers[i][0].hide();
			}else if(markers[i][1]==whoToShow){
				markers[i][0].show();
			}
		}

}

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And lastly, the output of the checkboxs looks something like:

<input type="checkbox" onclick="hideOrShowPins('alpine',this);" checked="checked" value="alp" name="al">

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What would be the best way do this using <a> not the checkboxes?

Thanks!

Ryan
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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
ID: 36503813
Simply this? (if the javascript was working already :) )
<a href="javascript:hideOrShowPins('alpine',this);" name="al" id="al">Toggle</a>
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by:catonthecouchproductions
ID: 36503828
I tried that, thought it would be that simple :)

The code is checking for checked true/false. Guessing that is why its not firing?

    	function hideOrShowPins(whoToShow,whichBox){
    		
			for (i=0;i<markers.length;i++ ){
 				if(markers[i][1]==whoToShow  && whichBox.checked == false){
 					markers[i][0].hide();
 				}else if(markers[i][1]==whoToShow){
 					markers[i][0].show();
 				}
 			}
    	
    	}

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Gurvinder Pal Singh earned 2000 total points
ID: 36503867
rather than checking for check/uncheck....look for the caption of the anchor
update it to

function hideOrShowPins(whoToShow,whichBox)
{    		
	for (i=0;i<markers.length;i++ )
        {
 		if(markers[i][1]==whoToShow  && whichBox.html() == "hide")
                {
                         whichBox.html("show") ;
 		         markers[i][0].hide();
 		}
               else if(markers[i][1]==whoToShow)
                {
                         whichBox.html("hide") ;
 			markers[i][0].show();
 		}
 	}	
}

<a href="javascript:hideOrShowPins('alpine',this);" name="al" id="al">show</a>

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by:catonthecouchproductions
ID: 36503907
Hey, no go on that. The only limitation is the output of that is from the google map API. A marker looks like:

<img style="width: 20px; height: 34px; -moz-user-select: none; border: 0px none; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; position: absolute; left: 295px; top: 220px; z-index: -144372608; cursor: pointer;" src="http://localhost:8888/ski/wp-content/themes/ski-maine/images/googlepins/blue_MarkerA.png" id="mtgt_unnamed_0">

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I also tried that code on a onclick event
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by:catonthecouchproductions
ID: 36503930
Here is an example of how it works now: http://goo.gl/srIOP - at the bottom right are the checkboxes. That same behavior but im trying to get the toggle on the link instead.
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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
ID: 36504038
i have only changed the if condition, it should not matter where the marker output is coming from.
What is the output of my code
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by:catonthecouchproductions
ID: 36504050
This is what I have for my <a>

					<li><a href="javascript:hideOrShowPins('alpine',this);" id="al" name="al"><span><img src="<?php bloginfo( 'template_url' ); ?>/images/googlepins/blue_Marker.png" alt="" width="12" height="20" style="margin-bottom:-6px;"/> Alpine</span></a></li>

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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
ID: 36504102
Not sure how above code matters.

In that hideOrShowPins(), where is the marker array taken from? what are its values?
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by:catonthecouchproductions
ID: 36506443
Looking through it again, I think i would be better usability wise and code to attach it to the code you worked on before: http://jsfiddle.net/nhDxH/7/

So say you click Alpine (in the accordion) you would see ONLY the Alpine markers. If you click the Nordic header in the accordion you'll only see the Nordic markers.

The checkbox code to fire that function posted in my question at the top looks like:

<div id="toggle_markers">
	<div class="alp">
		<input name="al" type="checkbox" value="alp" checked="checked" onclick="hideOrShowPins('alpine',this);"/>&nbsp; Alpine
	</div>
	<div class="alp">
		<input name="no" type="checkbox" value="no" checked="checked" onclick="hideOrShowPins('nordic',this);" />
		&nbsp; Nordic
	</div>
	<div class="alp">
		<input name="tu" type="checkbox" value="tu" checked="checked" onclick="hideOrShowPins('tubing',this);" />
		&nbsp; Tubing
	</div>
</div>

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by:catonthecouchproductions
ID: 36506447
That said we can find out HOW it is getting ALL alpine markers and $(XXX).hide(); to hide them all.
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