test for ie in jquery

Posted on 2014-03-14
Last Modified: 2014-03-16
I am using a custom icon for a Google map marker. Problem is that ie<9 does not support my custom marker so I would like to conditionally add "icon:$icon" into my script.

Essentially I would like to:

var marker1 = new google.maps.Marker({

// is IE version less than 9 add this
                  icon: $icon,
// else do nothing
                  position: new google.maps.LatLng(-45.03145, 168.660030),
                  map: map,
                  title: "Some Title"

Question by:Neil_Bradley
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Gary earned 300 total points
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What version of jQuery - if below 1.9 then you are in luck.


var browser= navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();
version=browser.indexOf('msie') != -1?parseInt(browser.split('msie')[1]) : false;
// IE8 and lower

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(untested - should work)
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Assisted Solution

leakim971 earned 200 total points
ID: 39930788
Try this :
var markerOptions = {
                  icon: $icon,
                  position: new google.maps.LatLng(-45.03145, 168.660030),
                  map: map,
                  title: "Some Title"
var IE = navigator.userAgent.match(/MSIE\s(\d.\d)/);
if( (IE && IE.pop() * 1>=9) || !IE ) delete markerOptions["icon"];
var marker1 = new google.maps.Marker(markerOptions);

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 39932865
Great work! The solutions worked very well.
Pity I had to roll back my version of jquery to make this work as ts a really hand tool!
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Expert Comment

ID: 39932868
Pity I had to roll back my version of jquery to make this work as ts a really hand tool!

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