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Referencing Google Maps API markers from Javascript

Posted on 2013-06-17
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Last Modified: 2013-06-17
Here is my test page:

It works fine. If you click any of the red markers on the map, you get a details "info window". The click event is coded like this:

google.maps.event.addListener(marker0,'click', function(){
	infowindow.setContent('<p><b>Play It Again Sports - Wyomissing</b><br />1050 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing, PA 19610<br />United States<br />610.779.8360<br />Distance: 5 miles or 9 kilometers</p>');,marker0);

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However, I would like to also trigger these "info window" events from other elements. For example, I setup a test button on that same page (you will see it at the top-right of the screen):

<input id="mybutton" type="button" value="click here" />

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I tried handling that button like this:

		infowindow.setContent('content here');,marker0);

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...but I just get an error "cannot find the variable 'infowindow'".

How can I make it so clicking that button displays one of the five info windows on that screen? I guess I am not sure how to reference the info window, outside of the code that Google Maps API has already provided.

Thank you!
Question by:bbdesign
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Accepted Solution

Ersoy Hasan earned 2000 total points
ID: 39252933
You can't find infowindow variable because it is defined inside the initialize function's scope and you are trying to access it outside it. Move this :
			infowindow.setContent('content here');,marker0);

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inside the initialize function.

Author Comment

ID: 39252959
You are correct, that fixed it. Thanks!

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