GIS StackExchange is the first website that I've come across that has come near to answering my question, but somehow I can't work the answer out in my head/or the answers here have confused things more.

I'd like to put a simple identify button on a web map. In simple terms, I want a map where the identify task is disconnected onload with an equally simple toggle on/off identify button.

I understand that you need to dojo.disconnect the onclick identify function and that you then need to dojo.connect it back in the onclick of a button but I can't work out how it all comes together. I've read and re-read the ArcGIS JavaScript API 'working with events' page but this too has lost me.

Any help would be great.

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    Do you have any code so we can see what is wrong?
    – CaptDragon
    Jul 12, 2011 at 18:34
  • code is good - please provide a link or source code.
    – Mapperz
    Jul 13, 2011 at 14:06

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Your best answer would be to look to this thread, it has a working sample of where you want to be going Previous discussion on toolbar toggle.

You can see where he has a connection happening, the basic identify function, and then where you can toggle the connect/disconnect to get it working over and over.

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