Edited 6/19/2015

I have a custom leaflet control box with a drop down menu. When I use the scroll wheel over the menu, the map changes zoom level instead of scrolling the menu. The problem occurs on IE and Firefox, but not Chrome.

How can I let the user operate the drop menus with their scroll wheel, when their cursor is over the menu?

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        <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.3.15/angular.min.js"></script>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/leaflet/0.7.3/leaflet.css" />
        <script src="http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/leaflet/0.7.3/leaflet.js"></script>
        <style type="text/css">
            #map { height: 500px; }
            #legend { background: #FFF;}
        <div id="map"></div>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            var map = L.map('map').setView([51.505, -0.09], 13);

            L.tileLayer('http://{s}.tile.osm.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', {attribution: '&copy; <a href="http://osm.org/copyright">OpenStreetMap</a> contributors'}).addTo(map);

            var legend = L.control({position: "topright"});

            legend.onAdd = function (map) {
                var div = L.DomUtil.create('div', 'legend');
                div.innerHTML = '<h1>Title</h1><select><option>1</option><option>2</option><option>3</option><option>4</option><option>5</option><option>6</option><option>7</option><option>8</option><option>9</option><option>10</option><option>11</option><option>12</option><option>13</option><option>14</option><option>15</option><option>16</option><option>17</option><option>18</option><option>19</option><option>20</option><option>21</option><option>22</option><option>23</option><option>24</option><option>25</option><option>26</option><option>27</option><option>28</option><option>29</option><option>30</option><option>31</option><option>32</option><option>33</option><option>34</option><option>35</option><option>36</option><option>37</option><option>38</option><option>39</option><option>40</option></select>';
                div.firstChild.onmousedown = div.firstChild.ondblclick = L.DomEvent.stopPropagation;
                return div;

I've been stuck on an issue quite similar to yours by having a custom control with a scrollable div inside.

At least a partial solution can be achieved by using lines like this:

var elem = L.DomUtil.get('yourelementid');
L.DomEvent.on(elem, 'mousewheel', L.DomEvent.stopPropagation);

where elem is the element that's laid out over the map.

This prevents the map from being zoomed by scrolling the mouse wheel, but it is only a partial solution because it also prevents the scrolling inside the custom control. However, I'm not really sure how it acts on a dropdown like yours, so you might want to give it a try!

  • Thanks for your help. I had to add a new id to the parent div that contains the custom control I added. – NHorner Jul 21 '15 at 18:03
  • You're welcome! Glad to be of help! And yes, L.DomUtil is no jQuery, but does the trick :) – Kiikonen Jul 22 '15 at 5:49

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