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VEMap.GetPitch Method

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In 3D mode, returns a double that represents the pitch of the current map view.


A double that represents the pitch, where 0 is level and -90 is straight down.

The VEMap.GetAltitude Method, VEMap.GetHeading Method, and GetPitch method return values only when the map mode (VEMapMode Enumeration) is set to Mode3D and the current map view is completely loaded. To be sure that the map view is completely loaded, you can use the VEMap.onendpan Event.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
      <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

      <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

      <script type="text/javascript">
         var map = null;
         function GetMap()
            map = new VEMap('myMap');

            // onLoadMap must be set before calling LoadMap
            map.onLoadMap = get3DSettings;
            map.LoadMap(null, null, null, null, VEMapMode.Mode3D);

            map.AttachEvent("onclick", get3DSettings);
            map.AttachEvent("onendpan", get3DSettings);
            map.AttachEvent("onendzoom", get3DSettings);
            map.AttachEvent("oninitmode", get3DSettings);
         function get3DSettings()
            var altitude = map.GetAltitude();
            var heading = map.GetHeading();
            var pitch = map.GetPitch();
            var info = "Altitude: " + altitude + "<br/>";
            info += "Heading: " + heading + "<br/>";
            info += "Pitch: " + pitch;
            infoDiv.innerHTML = info;
   <body onload="GetMap();" style="font-family:Arial">
      <div id='myMap' style="position:relative; width:400px; height:400px;"></div>
      <div id="infoDiv"></div>

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