I have a web map application which adds arrows onto street segments signifying direction as a Graphics Layer. The direction of each arrow is calculated by this process: 1) build an array of the street segments from a query 2) find the from and to node of each segment, and get the geometry of each 3) calculate the slope of the line from these two nodes 4) use the slope to calculate the angle of the arrow graphic, which is drawn on top of the line segment st its midpoint.
This works as expected after I added a short timeout to the function. Before I added a timeout, it appeared that some arrows were drawn before each new angle was calculated, resulting in some arrows being drawn in the wrong direction (although all arrow were in the right location). Since I added the timeout, I do not have this problem on the initial graphics add.
The problem I have now is that if I zoom in or out of the map, many of the arrow are redrawn incorrectly. I believe the same thing is happening here as was before I added the timeout; the arrows are drawn before the angle for each arrow is calculated.
How can I fix this? Can I somehow disable the redraw function, or do I need to rerun the query and angle calculation?