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<!-- Add references to the Azure Maps Map control JavaScript and CSS files. -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="" type="text/css" />
<script src=""></script>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var map, keysPressed = [];
function GetMap() {
//Point the Azure Maps domain to the US Azure Gov Cloud domain.
//Initialize a map instance.
map = new atlas.Map('myMap', {
view: 'Auto',
//Add authentication details for connecting to Azure Maps.
authOptions: {
//Use Azure Active Directory authentication.
authType: 'anonymous',
clientId: 'c9f2f391-13f1-407b-a4a5-f0a241bacfbf', //Your Azure Active Directory client id for accessing your Azure Maps account.
getToken: function (resolve, reject, map) {
//URL to your authentication service that retrieves an Azure Active Directory Token.
var tokenServiceUrl = '';
fetch(tokenServiceUrl).then(r => r.text()).then(token => resolve(token));
//Alternatively, use an Azure Maps key. Get an Azure Maps key at NOTE: The primary key should be used as the key.
//authType: 'subscriptionKey',
//subscriptionKey: '<Your Azure Maps Key>'
//Wait until the map resources are ready.'ready', function () {
//Monitor the key down event.
document.body.addEventListener('keydown', function (e) {
if (keysPressed.indexOf(e.code) === -1) {
//Monitor the key up event.
document.body.addEventListener('keyup', function (e) {
keysPressed.splice(keysPressed.indexOf(e.code), 1);
//Add mouse events to the map.'mouseenter', mouseEvent);'mouseleave', mouseEvent);'mousemove', mouseEvent);'mouseout', mouseEvent);'mouseover', mouseEvent);'mousedown', mouseEvent);'mouseup', mouseEvent);'click', mouseEvent);
function mouseEvent(e) {
document.getElementById('infoPanel').innerHTML = `Event: ${e.type}<br\>Keys pressed: ${keysPressed.join(' + ')}`;
<body onload="GetMap()">
<div id="myMap" style="position:relative;width:100%;min-width:290px;height:600px;"></div>
<div id="infoPanel" style="position:absolute;top:10px;left:10px;background-color:white;border-radius:10px;padding:10px;"></div>
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<legend><h1 style="font-size:16px">Mouse events with keys pressed</h1></legend>
This sample shows how to monitor keys that are pressed when mouse events on the map. This same approach can be used with layers as well.
By default mouse events will know if the CTRL, ALT, and SHIFT keys are pressed, but won't know about other keys. This sample monitos the key down and down events to support all keys.
There are certain key down + mouse events that are native to the map as should be mainted to ensure a consistent across all implementations of Azure Maps.
For example, SHIFT + mouse down and drag that will draw out a rectangle area to zoom the map into quickly.
A full list is documented <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.