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VEMap.SetScaleBarDistanceUnit Method

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Sets the distance unit (kilometers or miles) for the map scale.


VEMap.SetScaleBarDistanceUnit(distanceUnit);

Parameters

Parameter Description

distanceUnit

A VEDistanceUnit Enumeration value that specifies either miles or kilometers

This method changes the scale bar on the map. It does not affect the units used in driving directions. To change the units used for driving directions, use the VERouteOptions.DistanceUnit Property with the VEMap.GetDirections Method.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html>
   <head>
      <title></title>
      <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

      <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ecn.dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/mapcontrol.ashx?v=6.3"></script>

      <script type="text/javascript">
         var map = null;
         var clickEvent = null;

         function GetMap()
         {  
            map = new VEMap('myMap');
            
            // SetDashboardSize must be called before calling LoadMap
            map.SetDashboardSize(VEDashboardSize.Normal);
            
            map.LoadMap();

            map.SetMapMode(VEMapMode.Mode3D);

         }
         
         // Dashboard hide & show calls
         function HideDashboard()
         {
            map.HideDashboard();
         }
         
         function ShowDashboard()
         {
            map.ShowDashboard();
         }
         
         // 3D Navigation hide & show calls
         function Hide3DNav()
         {
            map.Hide3DNavigationControl();
         }
         
         function Show3DNav()
         {
            if (map.GetMapMode() == VEMapMode.Mode2D)
            {
               map.SetMapMode(VEMapMode.Mode3D);
            }

            map.Show3DNavigationControl();
         }
         
                 
         // Mini Map hide & show calls
         function HideMiniMap()
         {
            map.HideMiniMap();
         }
         
         function ShowMiniMap()
         {
            if (map.GetMapMode() == VEMapMode.Mode3D)
            {
               map.SetMapMode(VEMapMode.Mode2D);
            }

            map.ShowMiniMap(200, 100);            
         }
         
         function SetScaleBar(distanceUnit)
         {
            map.SetScaleBarDistanceUnit(distanceUnit);
         }
      </script>
   </head>
   <body onload="GetMap();" style="font-family: Arial">
      <div id='myMap' style="position: relative; width: 800px; height: 400px;">
      </div>
      <div id="links">
         <a href="#" onclick="HideDashboard()">Hide Dashboard</a> | <a href="#" onclick="ShowDashboard()">
            Show Dashboard</a><br />
         <a href="#" onclick="Hide3DNav()">Hide 3D Navigation Control</a> | <a href="#" onclick="Show3DNav()">
            Show 3D Navigation Control</a><br />
         <a href="#" onclick="HideMiniMap()">Hide Mini Map</a> | <a href="#" onclick="ShowMiniMap()">
            Show Mini Map(2D view only)</a><br />
         <a href="#" onclick="SetScaleBar(VEDistanceUnit.Miles)">Set Scale Bar Distance Unit to Miles</a> | 
         <a href="#" onclick="SetScaleBar(VEDistanceUnit.Kilometers)">Set Scale Bar Distance Unit to Kilometers</a>
      </div>
   </body>
</html>

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